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Opportunity to discern: Contact Program

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Opportunity to discern: Contact Program

Brother Francis Eells, FSC, Vocation Director As the school year comes to a close, the vocation cycle shifts gears. Presentations in classrooms end and getting back applications and preparing for summer work for Contacts kicks in. This [...]

Educational Community: Where vocation takes root

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Educational Community: Where vocation takes root

As Brothers, our ministry and service happens in the context of educational communities that range from K-12 and higher education. In these settings, as Brothers we are able to live out the mission of the [...]

Inaugural Religious Brothers Day Marked

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Inaugural Religious Brothers Day Marked

May 1, on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the Church in the United States was invited to celebrate the inaugural Religious Brothers Day, highlighting the vocation of the Brother in the Church and [...]

Video: Young Men share about Contact program and discernment with the Brothers

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Video: Young Men share about Contact program and discernment with the Brothers

Contacts are young men, at least of college-age, who express an openness to discern God's call in their life, particularly the call to be a Brother of the Christian Schools. Learn more about the Contact [...]

Celebrate May 1 – Religious Brothers Day

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Celebrate May 1 – Religious Brothers Day

On May 1, 2017, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, all are invited to celebrate the inaugural Religious Brothers Day. Religious Brothers Day is an opportunity to celebrate the gift of religious brotherhood to the [...]

Formative experience brings Brothers together

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Formative experience brings Brothers together

Brothers in various stages of initial formation across the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) reconnected in Napa, CA March 16-19, 2017. The twice-annual gathering brought together Brothers from the three United States Districts (Provinces) [...]

Connect with us at L.A. Religious Ed Congress

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Connect with us at L.A. Religious Ed Congress

The Brothers of the Christian Schools will be present at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Feb. 24-26, 2017. The conference sponsored by the Los Angeles Office [...]

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A Brother is Without Borders

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on A Brother is Without Borders

The image of going “beyond borders” has been popularized in the Lasallian world the past two years and locally most taken in its figurative meaning of reaching out beyond ones comfort zones.  But, right before [...]

Videos- Young Men Sharing about Discernment & Taking the Next Step

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Videos- Young Men Sharing about Discernment & Taking the Next Step

                     

Sign-Up Now for Spring Discernment Retreat

January 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Sign-Up Now for Spring Discernment Retreat

Join us for a weekend of Prayer & Discernment Explore the Vocation & Ministry of the Brothers of the Christian Schools Interested in learning more about the Brothers' vocation to witness the Gospel through the [...]

Connect with us at SEEK 2017

December 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Connect with us at SEEK 2017

The Brothers of the Christian Schools will be present at the SEEK 2017 conference for Catholic college and university students, Jan. 3-7, 2017. The conference presented by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is [...]

Connecting as a College Contact

December 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Connecting as a College Contact

    I am Nathan Ledoux, a freshman at The Catholic University of America, studying Theology and French with a minor in Philosophy. Last spring, I graduated from La Salle Academy Providence, Rhode Island where [...]

College discerner reflects on experience with Brothers

November 28th, 2016|Comments Off on College discerner reflects on experience with Brothers

  From Church Life Journal Going into a new environment is always stressful, especially when heading into summer school. The kids don’t want to be there. They would rather be goofing around outdoors or spending [...]

Discerning Brotherhood

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Discerning Brotherhood

Six young men considering religious life as a De La Salle Christian Brother gathered in Chicago from November 11 – 13, 2016.  The time together allowed them to reflect on their faith journey, discernment, and [...]

Formation Gathering Focuses on Social Justice

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Formation Gathering Focuses on Social Justice

Brothers in initial formation gathered at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center in Chicago from November 10-13, 2016.  Postulants and temporary professed Brothers from across the United States attended as well as the Brothers who [...]

Vocation Awareness Week- Online Retreat & Resources

October 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Vocation Awareness Week- Online Retreat & Resources

National Vocation Awareness Week is November 6-12, 2016 The entire Lasallian family is invited to participate in National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 6-12, 2016. The week invites the broader Church, and our Lasallian family, [...]

Newly Professed Brothers Begin Ministry

September 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Newly Professed Brothers Begin Ministry

After professing first vows this summer, newly professed Brothers transitioned to their assigned ministries for the year ahead. Brother Ryan Anderson, FSC is serving at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN as a campus minister. [...]

Men Discerning During Summer of Service

September 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Men Discerning During Summer of Service

From Rhode Island Catholic Three months living along Scarborough Beach sounds like an opportunity to kick back and relax, but three young men found that their summer vacation living on Ocean Road has been both [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers

                                    We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers [...]

Vitality of Brothers Vocation Witnessed Through Vows

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Vitality of Brothers Vocation Witnessed Through Vows

Five Brothers took significant steps on their vocational journeys this summer by professing vows. Three Brothers professed temporary vows (first vows) at the conclusion of their novitiate year. Two Brothers professed final vows at the [...]

Brother Anwar Reflects on Professing Final Vows

August 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Brother Anwar Reflects on Professing Final Vows

                          What was significant about the day? Knowing that the ceremony in which I was going to be professing Final Vows was going [...]

Summer Discernment Retreat

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Summer Discernment Retreat

FSC Days 2016: Proclaiming God’s Mercy Beyond Borders “The relationships [Jesus] forms with the people who approach him manifest something entirely unique and unrepeatable. The signs he works, especially in favor of sinners, the poor, [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, July

July 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, July

We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive via [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, June

June 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, June

We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive via [...]

Lasallians participate in Vocation Ambassador Program

June 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Lasallians participate in Vocation Ambassador Program

Courtesy of the National Religious Vocation Conference “Every person has something sacred to share,” said Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) during the opening of the [...]

New Vocations Committee Meets in Rome

June 6th, 2016|Comments Off on New Vocations Committee Meets in Rome

The first meeting of the Institute Committee for Lasallian Vocations was held May 16-20 at the Generalate in Rome. The committee, called for by the Superior General and the acts of the 45th General Chapter, [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, May

May 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, May

We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive via [...]

Photos from the Brothers in Initial Formation Gathering

April 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Photos from the Brothers in Initial Formation Gathering

2016 Pope’s Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 15th, 2016|Comments Off on 2016 Pope’s Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations Theme: The Church, Mother of Vocations April 17, 2016 -Fourth Sunday of Easter MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 53rd WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Dear Brothers and Sisters, [...]

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 15th, 2016|Comments Off on World Day of Prayer for Vocations

"The entire People of God is responsible for awakening vocations in the Church." The Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (article 84)   Read the Pope's Message for World Day of Prayer for [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, April

April 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, April

  We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive [...]

Lasallians Celebrate Papal Visit to the Border

March 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Lasallians Celebrate Papal Visit to the Border

From the District of San Francisco New Orleans On February 17, 2016, a quarter of a million people converged on El Punto Fairgrounds in Ciudad Juárez on the U.S. – Mexico border to welcome Pope [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, March

March 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, March

We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive via [...]

Photos from the LA Religious Education Congress

February 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Photos from the LA Religious Education Congress

At L.A. Religious Education Congress? Connect with us

February 26th, 2016|Comments Off on At L.A. Religious Education Congress? Connect with us

Heading to Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress February 25-28? Be sure to stop by the Christian Brothers booth in the exhibit hall promoting and providing visibility for theBrothers Vocation, the Lasallian [...]

Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, February

February 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Pray with Us: Texted Prayers, February

We’re inviting you to join in praying with us during this Year of Mercy. Sign-up to receive short prayers texted or emailed to you. Text @fscprayer in the body of a text message and send to 81010 or to receive via [...]

Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

January 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

The Vatican's office of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life released a document December 14, 2015 titled "Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church." [...]

Year of Mercy Resources

December 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Year of Mercy Resources

Jubilee Year of Mercy, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Bull of Induction of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization Corporal Works of Mercy Spiritual Works of Mercy [...]

Year of Mercy Begins!

December 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Year of Mercy Begins!

December 8,2015 marks the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with the opening of the Holy Door and the call Pope Francis wrote in a letter marking the year “to rediscover the richness encompassed [...]

Advent Resources 2015

November 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Advent Resources 2015

  Click here to view resources for the Advent season.   

National Vocation Awareness Week Resources

November 1st, 2015|Comments Off on National Vocation Awareness Week Resources

  Join us in fostering a culture of vocations and accompaniment during National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2015.   Resources for the week Ideas for your Lasallian classroom > Quotes to inspire > Get [...]

Photos from Brothers in Initial Formation Retreat

October 31st, 2015|Comments Off on Photos from Brothers in Initial Formation Retreat

Lasallians Called to Invite and Encourage During National Vocation Awareness Week

October 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Lasallians Called to Invite and Encourage During National Vocation Awareness Week

  The entire Lasallian family is invited to participate in National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 1-7, 2015. The week invites parishes and Catholic schools to rededicate their energies to promote a culture of vocations [...]

Retreat Gratifying for Brothers in Initial Formation

October 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Retreat Gratifying for Brothers in Initial Formation

“It is gratifying and life-giving experience to be with young men in all stages of formation who are earnestly discerning God’s plan,” said Brother Anthony Baginski, FSC, who serves at Central Catholic High School, in [...]

De La Salle Today: Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

September 16th, 2015|Comments Off on De La Salle Today: Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

 We invite you to read this new issue of De La Salle Today, which focuses on the Year of Consecrated Life. Click here to read an interactive version. Prefer PDF? Click here >

International Lasallian Days for Peace 2015

September 16th, 2015|Comments Off on International Lasallian Days for Peace 2015

The 2015 International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) will begin on September 21 (the United Nations’ sanctioned International Day of Peace) and run through October 21. The theme for this 9th annual event is Blessed [...]

Back-to-School Resources for Lasallians

August 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Back-to-School Resources for Lasallians

As a new academic year gets underway, Lasallian educators around the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) are heading back to their ministries. Check out the resources below to find helpful tools for orientation and [...]

Lasallian Volunteers Honor Supporters with FSC Awards

July 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Lasallian Volunteers Honor Supporters with FSC Awards

The Lasallian Volunteers (LV) honored supporters who have made notable contributions to the program with the 6th annual FSC Awards. The July 26 ceremony held at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, honored recipients in the [...]

Five Brothers to Enter Novitiate

July 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Five Brothers to Enter Novitiate

          On August 1, 2015, five young Brothers from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) will enter the Regional novitiate. READ MORE

New Map of RELAN Ministries

July 10th, 2015|Comments Off on New Map of RELAN Ministries

Christian Brothers Conference has a new resource available that highlights the mission in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). This new map pinpoints ministries and lists the types of ministries throughout RELAN. READ MORE

Together as Brothers: Camino to Begin July 14

July 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Together as Brothers: Camino to Begin July 14

Brothers and young men in discernment from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) and the District of Spain (ARLEP) will begin their 10-day journey on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela July 14, 2015. [...]

20th Anniversary Efforts Strengthen Twinning Relationships

June 12th, 2015|Comments Off on 20th Anniversary Efforts Strengthen Twinning Relationships

The twinning program between the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) and the Lwanga District of Africa celebrated its 20th anniversary during the 2014-2015 academic year. The initiative, which started at the request of the [...]

May 15: Celebrate Founder’s Day

May 14th, 2015|Comments Off on May 15: Celebrate Founder’s Day

Each year, Lasallians honor St. John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers, on May 15, known as Founder’s Day. READ MORE [...]

Camino Blog Goes Live

May 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Camino Blog Goes Live

A blog is now available to follow participants of Together as Brothers: El Camino de Santiago 2015. They will journey together, physically and spiritually, July 13-23, 2015. READ MORE

Brothers Highlighted in Diocesan Publications

May 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Brothers Highlighted in Diocesan Publications

Two Brothers were recently featured in their respective diocesan publications as part of the Year of Consecrated Life. Brother Thomas Casey, FSC, and Brother Alan Parham, FSC, were featured in efforts to highlight women and [...]

De La Salle Today: The Evolving Role of Lasallian Research

April 20th, 2015|Comments Off on De La Salle Today: The Evolving Role of Lasallian Research

We invite you to read this new issue of De La Salle Today, which focuses on research. We start by examining how Lasallian research began and how it has blossomed into what it has become [...]

Retreat Rejuvenates Brothers in Initial Formation

April 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Retreat Rejuvenates Brothers in Initial Formation

Thirteen Brothers in various stages of initial formation in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) gathered March 26–29 at the Alverna Center located on the Saint Teresa Campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota [...]

Chapter of Vows Acceptances Announced

April 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Chapter of Vows Acceptances Announced

              The Brothers of the District of San Francisco New Orleans have announced the results of their recent Chapter of Vows for Brothers in initial formation.  The announcement was made on [...]

LA Religious Education Congress Brings Together Lasallians

March 19th, 2015|Comments Off on LA Religious Education Congress Brings Together Lasallians

The 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress brought together a diversity of Lasallians in Anaheim, California, March 12 – 15, 2015. READ MORE

Spring into Action Promotes Service

March 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Spring into Action Promotes Service

The 4th annual Spring into Action is March 15 – April 30, 2015. Sponsored by the Regional Council of Young Lasallians of the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), Spring into Action is an initiative [...]

Lasallians Represent at LA Religious Education Congress

March 12th, 2015|Comments Off on Lasallians Represent at LA Religious Education Congress

A variety of Lasallians, including Brothers, students, Lasallian Volunteers, alumni and other Lasallian leaders, are gathered in Anaheim, California, participating in the 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, which is the largest annual gathering of [...]

Summer Pilgrimage to Offer Formative Experience

March 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Summer Pilgrimage to Offer Formative Experience

Together, this July, participants from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) and the District of Spain (ARLEP) will journey for 10 days on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. READ MORE

Summer Pilgrimage to Offer Formative Experience

March 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Summer Pilgrimage to Offer Formative Experience

Together, this July, participants from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) and the District of Spain (ARLEP) will journey for 10 days on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The experience, themed Together as [...]

Lenten Twinning Prayer

February 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Lenten Twinning Prayer

As part of the twinning program between the U.S. Districts in the Lasallian Region of North America and ministries in the Lwanga District of Africa, this video shows Lasallians praying a Lenter prayer together in [...]

New Twinning Resources for 2015

February 6th, 2015|Comments Off on New Twinning Resources for 2015

This Lenten season, we are reminded of the connection we share with Lasallians in the Lwanga District of Africa through the twinning program, which includes 13 ministries in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. This year [...]

Lasallians Invited to Pray on World Day for Consecrated Life

January 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Lasallians Invited to Pray on World Day for Consecrated Life

As part of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Catholic Church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life on Monday, February 2, 2105, and in parishes on the weekend of February 7-8, 2015. READ MORE  

Lasallians Reflect During Catholic Schools Week

January 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Lasallians Reflect During Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week (January 25 – 31, 2015) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States dating back to 1974. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and [...]

Together as Brothers: Pilgrimage Planned for Year of Consecrated Life

December 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Together as Brothers: Pilgrimage Planned for Year of Consecrated Life

Generated through the energy from the 45th General Chapter and the Year of Consecrated Life, the Brothers in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) have been invited to participate in a pilgrimage, Together as [...]

Resources for the 2014 Advent Season

November 26th, 2014|Comments Off on Resources for the 2014 Advent Season

Advent begins the Church’s liturgical year and leads us to Christmas. During this time, you are invited to utilize the following resources and tools for inspiration and guidance. READ MORE  

Initial Formation Gathering Energizes Brothers

November 14th, 2014|Comments Off on Initial Formation Gathering Energizes Brothers

15 Brothers in various stages of initial formation in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) gathered November 6–9 at Daylesford Abbey, outside of Philadelphia. READ MORE

Lasallians Support Rights of the Child on 25th Anniversary

November 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Lasallians Support Rights of the Child on 25th Anniversary

November 20, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). READ MORE

Year of Consecrated Life

November 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Year of Consecrated Life

The Year of Consecrated Life will begin in November 2014, focusing on renewal for women and men in consecrated life, thanksgiving among the church for the lives of service of brothers, sisters, priests and nuns, [...]

Lasallians Invited to Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week

October 31st, 2014|Comments Off on Lasallians Invited to Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 2-8, 2014, and the entire Lasallian family is invited to participate. READ MORE

VocationNetwork.org: Brothers in the Making

August 30th, 2014|Comments Off on VocationNetwork.org: Brothers in the Making

WHEN THINKING of Catholic brothers, it’s hard not to think in both the singular and plural at the same time, especially when it comes to novices. Yes, each of the three men featured in the [...]

Three Brothers Profess First Vows

August 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Three Brothers Profess First Vows

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, David Deradoorian, Roberto Martinez and Patrick Martin pronounced first vows as members of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools—Fratres Scholarum Christianarum (FSC).   READ MORE

Catholic New York ‘Contacts’ With Brothers of the Christian Schools Foster Vocations

August 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Catholic New York ‘Contacts’ With Brothers of the Christian Schools Foster Vocations

Over the summer, young men who may want to find out if they have a vocation as a Christian Brother had an opportunity to live and work with them. It’s possible through a program run [...]