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Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fifth Sunday

Brother Alphonse LeBlanc, FSC Under the former Latin rite, the Fifth Sunday of Lent was called Passion Sunday.  Purple cloth covered the statues and crucifixes giving the church a rather sinister atmosphere. Dioceses of the United States may still permit the covering of statues and crucifixes. Lent gets very serious at this time. Lenten resolutions [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fifth Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fourth Sunday

By Brother James Riordan, FSC The gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Lent contains one of the most quoted and powerful verses in all of scripture: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. This [...]

By |March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fourth Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent,Third Sunday

By Brother Mel Anderson, FSC The first reading from the Book of Exodus is weighty stuff.  It reminds us of the Ten Commandments written on stones, given to Moses and delivered to the Jewish people.   But if one scrutinizes the ten commandments one begins to realize they have been with us from birth. They are [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent,Third Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Second Sunday

By Brother Michael Livaudais, FSC This Sunday’s liturgy contains one of my favorite (and dramatic) Genesis stories: Abraham’s test of faith (Genesis 22:1-18.) In learning about the text, I read that this specific reading has been food for thought, not only in the Christian tradition, but in all of world literature. Mary McGlone writes that [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Second Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, First Sunday

by Brother Stanislaus Campbell, FSC The Gospel passage for the First Sunday of Lent depicts Jesus in the wilderness, tempted by Satan.  This year we hear St. Mark’s very brief version of this event (Mark 1:12-13). If we look at St. Matthew’s and St. Luke’s versions (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13), we get a fuller description [...]

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, First Sunday

Attending LA Congress? Let us know

We're looking forward to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim this March 16-18, 2018. Will you be attending? Let us know [email protected]  Be sure to stop by our booth in the exhibit hall #707/709 (near Saint Mary's Press). Learn more about the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. See you in Anaheim!

By |February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attending LA Congress? Let us know

Brother Named as Delegate to Rome Pre-Synod Gathering

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Brother Javier Hansen, FSC, of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers) has been named as a youth delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering. Brother Javier will be [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brother Named as Delegate to Rome Pre-Synod Gathering

SLS18 Inspires and Equips Thousands to Share Joy of the Gospel

Brothers from across the United States attend the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Student Leadership Summit (SLS) January 2-8, 2018. The gathering brought together 8,000 attendees, mostly college students to equip and inspire them on the topic of evangelization. The Brothers were present, with dozens of other religious congregations, witnessing and sharing their charism, [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SLS18 Inspires and Equips Thousands to Share Joy of the Gospel

Meet our Novices: Brother Matt

Brother Matthew Kotek Novice, Midwest District La Crosse, WI   What was significant for you in discerning with the Brothers? My community and ministry experience at Christian Brothers High School has affirmed my postulancy experience. The support that I have gotten from the Brothers in my community and the relationships that I have developed with [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet our Novices: Brother Matt

Get Involved in National Vocation Awareness Week

The Lasallian family is invited to participate in National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 5-11, 2017. The week invites the broader Church to rededicate their energies to promoting a culture of vocations with a special focus on consecrated life. As the Rule of the Brothers states, “The entire People of God is responsible for awakening vocations in [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get Involved in National Vocation Awareness Week
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