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1 The Lasallian Heritage An Orientation For New Teachers, Staff and Administrators in Lasallian Ministries

2 Goals Informational Informational Reflective Reflective 2

3 Introductions Four Things About Yourself…. 1.Your Responsibilities 2.Your Previous Occupation 3.What Attracted You to This Ministry? 4.Any Previous Experience with the De La Salle Christian Brothers or Lasallian Ministries? 3

4 Opening & Closing Our Prayer Opening: Opening: Let us remember…. Let us remember…. that we are in the holy presence of God. that we are in the holy presence of God. 4 Closing: Saint John Baptist de La Salle… Saint John Baptist de La Salle… Pray for us! Pray for us! Live, Jesus, in our hearts… Live, Jesus, in our hearts… Forever! Forever!

5 Agenda Common Terms Our Mission Our Founder Meet the Family Goals, or Essential Characteristics, of Lasallian Ministries 5

6 Common Terms St. John Baptist de La Salle St. John Baptist de La Salle De La Salle, or La Salle De La Salle, or La Salle Lasallian Lasallian Lasallian Schools Lasallian Schools 6

7 Common Terms Fratres Scholarum Christianarum (FSC) Fratres Scholarum Christianarum (FSC) Brothers of the Christian Schools Brothers of the Christian Schools De La Salle Christian Brothers De La Salle Christian Brothers Lasallian Partners or Colleagues Lasallian Partners or Colleagues 7

8 Common Terms Institute Superior General: Brother Álvaro Superior General: Brother Álvaro Generalate, Rome Generalate, Rome General Chapter General Chapter International Mission Assembly International Mission AssemblyDistrict Visitor District Chapter District Mission Council District Mission Assembly 8

9 Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Gospels OneCommitmentLeadsToAnother 9

10 Rheims, France The Need – What can be done to break the cycle of economic and spiritual poverty? What can be done to break the cycle of economic and spiritual poverty? 10 The Situation – Rampant Poverty Rampant Poverty Multi-Generational Multi-Generational

11 Meanwhile, on the other side of town… 11

12 John Baptist de La Salle 1679 Newly Ordained Newly Ordained Privileged Background Privileged Background A Person of Deep Faith A Person of Deep Faith Committed to Doing Gods Will Committed to Doing Gods Will A Path for the Future? A Path for the Future? Whatever God Desires… Whatever God Desires… Education Does Not Appear to Be in the Cards… Education Does Not Appear to Be in the Cards… 12

13 However… 13

14 One Commitment Leads to Another Assists Adrien Nyel Assists Adrien Nyel Works With Teachers Works With Teachers A Challenge: Trust in Providence A Challenge: Trust in Providence Establishes a Teaching Community Establishes a Teaching Community 14

15 I had not thought of doing this before, but not because others had not suggested that I do such work … 15 The Gentle Persistence of God

16 And if I had ever thought… 16 The Gentle Persistence of God

17 …one commitment led me into the next one without my having foreseen this in the beginning. 17 The Gentle Persistence of God God, who directs all things with wisdom and gentleness…

18 One Commitment Leads to Another To help open a school To help open a school To assist teachers To assist teachers To establish a community of educators – Brothers To establish a community of educators – Brothers To dedicate his life in association with these Brothers To dedicate his life in association with these Brothers To provide an education to those who did not have access to a quality, Christian education To provide an education to those who did not have access to a quality, Christian education 18

19 Who are the Brothers? 19 serve others through education serve others through education live in community, praying together daily live in community, praying together daily consecrate themselves to God consecrate themselves to God live in the spirit and charism of a long, living tradition live in the spirit and charism of a long, living tradition share their mission in a global Institute share their mission in a global Institute

20 Our Worldwide Mission The purpose of this Institute is to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it. -- The Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools 20

21 Video Overview De La Salle – A Reflection Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC Australia Australia General Councillor for 14 years General Councillor for 14 years Significant Contributor to Lasallian Studies Significant Contributor to Lasallian Studies Focus Question: Focus Question: If you were sitting around a campfire with people who had never heard of John Baptist de La Salle, what would you tell them? If you were sitting around a campfire with people who had never heard of John Baptist de La Salle, what would you tell them? 21

22 Stop and Reflect I learned… I learned… I was surprised… I was surprised… I rediscovered… I rediscovered… Im beginning to wonder… Im beginning to wonder… Im getting clearer about… Im getting clearer about… I have a question about… I have a question about… 22

23 The International Institute and the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) Today A Quick Tour 23

24 24 The International Institute Countries78Countries 4605Brothers4605Brothers 88,054 Partners 936,463 Students

25 District of Eastern North America District of San Francisco Midwest District New Orleans/Santa Fe District District of Francophone Canada RELAN ministries 43 High Schools, of which three are Cristo Rey schools 9 Middle/High Schools 12 Middle Schools, of which 11 are Miguel schools 7 Colleges / Universities 2 Elementary Schools 20 Educational Centers serving more than 30,000 people in Support Ministries 6 District or Regional Offices 70,000 students, grades K through higher education 755 Brothers More than 10,000 Partners 102 ministries 43 High Schools, of which three are Cristo Rey schools 9 Middle/High Schools 12 Middle Schools, of which 11 are Miguel schools 7 Colleges / Universities 2 Elementary Schools 20 Educational Centers serving more than 30,000 people in Support Ministries 6 District or Regional Offices 70,000 students, grades K through higher education 755 Brothers More than 10,000 Partners

26 The District of Eastern North America (DENA) Secondary Schools 14 Secondary Schools 6 Middle Schools 6 Middle Schools 5 Middle/High Schools 5 Middle/High Schools 1 Elementary School 1 Elementary School 2 Colleges/Universities 2 Colleges/Universities 4 Educational Centers / Youth and Family Services 4 Educational Centers / Youth and Family Services

27 Francophone Canada District 27 4 Educational Centers/Youth and Family Services 4 Educational Centers/Youth and Family Services

28 The Midwest District Secondary Schools 16 Secondary Schools 4 Middle Schools 4 Middle Schools 1 Elementary School 1 Elementary School 3 Universities 3 Universities 4 Educational Centers/Youth and Family Services 4 Educational Centers/Youth and Family Services

29 The New Orleans-Santa Fe District 29 6 Secondary Schools 6 Secondary Schools 1 Middle School 1 Middle School

30 The District of San Francisco Secondary Schools 11 Secondary Schools 1 Middle School 1 Middle School 1 College 1 College 1 Shared Educational Ministry with the District of North Mexico 1 Shared Educational Ministry with the District of North Mexico

31 And – Coming Soon to a Region Near You... 31

32 Lasallian Colleges and Universities 2013 RELAL – 35 PARC – 13 RELEM - 9 RELAF – 1 RELAN – 7 32

33 Goals of Lasallian Ministries 33

34 Curriculum Co-Curricular Programs Campus Ministry Student Service Programs Admissions Hiring School Policies Development Parent Programs Board Work Goals of Lasallian Ministries 34

35 Goals of Lasallian Ministries Essential Characteristics for Lasallian Ministries

36 Goals of Lasallian Ministries 2005: Regional Education Board (REB) commissions a group to revisit and bring up to date the 1986 Characteristics of Lasallian Schools 2005: Regional Education Board (REB) commissions a group to revisit and bring up to date the 1986 Characteristics of Lasallian Schools Result: Goals of Lasallian Ministries document shared with the Region Result: Goals of Lasallian Ministries document shared with the Region

37 Umbrella Mission Statement The Lasallian ministries of RELAN respond to the needs of those entrusted to our care. While the nature of these ministries may vary across the Region and evolve in response to the signs of the times, they possess the following general goals...

38 Let us remember… Let us remember… Imago Dei Imago Dei Caring and Love for All Persons Caring and Love for All Persons Witness to the Example of Jesus and the Heritage of the Church Witness to the Example of Jesus and the Heritage of the Church Promote Personal and Communal Spiritual Growth and Reflection Promote Personal and Communal Spiritual Growth and Reflection 1.We Instill Gospel Values

39 2.We are Animated by and Foster a Spirit of Faith & Zeal Let us remember… Let us remember… Our work is a ministry and a vocation Our work is a ministry and a vocation See all things with the eyes of faith See all things with the eyes of faith Compassion and Care, with special attention to those most in need Compassion and Care, with special attention to those most in need The Power of Prayer The Power of Prayer

40 3.We Exercise a Preferential Option for Those Who Are Poor Fullness of Life for All Fullness of Life for All Special Consideration Given to Those in Greatest Need Special Consideration Given to Those in Greatest Need Concern reaches beyond the local community Concern reaches beyond the local community Both Social Action and Social Change are values Both Social Action and Social Change are values

41 4.We Develop and Maintain Diverse Programs Meeting Recognized Standards of Excellence Holistic Education: Mind, Body, Spirit, Heart A challenging environment For each one entrusted to our care For each one entrusted to our care Professional Development & Spiritual Formation Professional Development & Spiritual Formation Accountability and Honest Evaluation Accountability and Honest Evaluation

42 Goal: Everyone Finds a Place Goal: Everyone Finds a Place Inclusion Instead of Exclusion Inclusion Instead of Exclusion Parents, Students, Alumni, Friends Parents, Students, Alumni, Friends Special Concern for Those Most in Need Special Concern for Those Most in Need Focus on Quality Relationships Focus on Quality Relationships Collegial, Collaborative Style of Decision-Making and Governance Collegial, Collaborative Style of Decision-Making and Governance The Transformative Power of Example The Transformative Power of Example Involved with the Local and Larger Church Involved with the Local and Larger Church United by a Common Mission United by a Common Mission 5.We Create and Sustain Respectful Human Relationships in Community

43 Welcome to the Lasallian Family!


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