Brother John

Oct 27, 2013

Last week I received a great honour from the Brother Superior General of the De La Salle Brothers. I have been granted the honour of Affiliation, and I am moved and grateful for the privilege of being more fully a part of the De La Salle family. (link to photos here)

John Baptiste De La Salle was a French priest of the late 17th early 18th century with a passion for education. His work is continued by the LaSallian family around the world who give their lives in response to his question:

“Do you have faith that is such that it is able to touch the hearts of your students and inspire them with the Christian spirit? This is the greatest miracle you could perform and the one that God asks of you, for this is the purpose of your work.”

I have been privileged many times over the past twenty years to work for and alongside the brothers in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia and Rome. 

I invite all readers of this blog to keep the La Sallian family in your prayer as we continue the mission of education of the young, especially in areas of great need and poverty.

In the prayer that our founder prescribed for use in schools:

Live Jesus in our Hearts, forever!



2 Comments

  1. I ‘stumbled’ upon a chapel last year in Paris dedicated to De La Salle. I decided to go to St Sulpice church for Sunday Mass as I had googled and discovered the organ music there was wonderful 😉 Before Mass when I walked around I found a chapel dedicated to De La Salle- that I guess I mostly noticed as three nephews in New Plymouth are old boys of Francis Douglas College, which was run by De La Salle brothers. The plaque at the side of the chapel acknowledged his work for education. I took a couple of photos, but it was dark and they are not very clear.

    Reply
    • Sorry for the delay in reply to your comment Margaret. It’s only this morning I have learnt how to reply to new comments on the new site. Hope you are well.

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor