July 31 – August 4, 2017
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
$350 per person
Please register by Monday June 19th
VEGA: one of the brightest stars in the night sky; an Italian acronym for the words Vedere, Giudicare, Agire meaning See, Judge, Act.
VEGA is a formation program for Young Lasallian professionals between the ages of 23-40 years.
VEGA aims to foster association for mission, providing a space for younger Lasallian educators to capture a sense of what it will take to keep Lasallian education in the 21st century vital and vibrant.
Over the course of five days, participants will encounter the following:
- Engaging presentations on the Founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the institute’s origins, and contemporary issues in our Lasallian world
- Lasallian Association
- Spirituality and mission
- Catholic social teaching
- Community service
- Prayer and reflection
- Community building
*VEGA takes place bi-annually
Dear Young Lasallian,
You are warmly invited to participate in the 2017 VEGA Conference being held at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY from July 31 to August 4, 2017. This will be the fourth VEGA Conference sponsored by the Office for Mission and Ministry of the District of Eastern North America!
Each day will explore a particular theme… more >
Includes lodging, food and beverages, program resources, socials and transportation to service sites.
For more information contact Maryann Donohue-Lynch, Associate Executive Director for Mission and Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time Session 2:00 – 4:00pm Check-in/Arrival 4:00 – 4:30pm Welcome/Introductions 4:30 – 6:00pm Icebreakers 6:15 – 7:30pm Opening Dinner 7:45 – 8:30pm DENA YLP/YL 8:45 – 9:15pm Opening Prayer 9:15 – 11:00pm Social
The Founder and the Institute
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time Session Rheims St. Yon 7:30-9:00am Breakfast 9:00-9:30am Prayer 9:45-11:00am Session I Personal Journey: Turning Points in the Life of the Founder Personal Journey: Influence of Women in the Life of DLS and the Early Institute 11:00-11:30am Break 11:30am-12:45pm Session II Personal Journey: Turning Points in the Life of the Founder (Part 2) Personal Journey: Fidelity and Faithfulness of the Founder 12:45-3:00pm Lunch/Break 3:00-4:15pm Session III Divine Providence: An Introduction to Key Moments in the History of the Institute The Institute Alive Today: Living the Charism! 4:15-4:30pm Break 4:30-5:45pm Session IVGeneral Session Association: History and Current Realities Association: History and Current Realities 5:45-6:15pm STAR Session Group Processing Group Processing 6:15pm-7:45pm Dinner 7:45-9:15pm Panel Discussion YL: DENA TermsWhat’s Going on? Story time about our ministries YL: DENA TermsWhat’s Going on? Story time about our ministries 9:15-9:30pm Night Prayer 9:45-11:00pm Social
The Lasallian Educational Mission: Vocation and Spirituality
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time Session Rheims St. Yon 7:00-9:00am Breakfast 9:00-9:30am Prayer 9:45-11:00am Session V Vocational Call: Lasallian Educational Mission and Pedagogy Vocational Call: Apostolic Leadership in our Ministries 11:00-11:30am Break 11:30am-12:45pm Session VIGeneral Session A Culture of Vocation: Our Vocational Call A Culture of Vocation: Our Vocational Call 12:45-3:00pm Lunch/Break 3:00-4:30pm Panel Discussion 4:30-5:30pm Break 5:30-6:00pm STAR Session Group Processing Group Processing 6:00pm Dinner 7:00-9:00pm Session VIII(Including Prayer) Introduction to Lasallian Spirituality Lasallian Spirituality: Building God’s Kingdom
Service, Social Justice and Advocacy: Our Call as Lasallians
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time Session 7:00-8:00am Breakfast BOXED LUNCHES AVAILABLE AT BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15am Prayer 9:00am-3:00pm Service 3:00-4:30pm Break 4:30-6:00pm Session VIIGeneral Session Your Role in Service and Advocacy for Social Justice Your Role in Service and Advocacy for Social Justice 6:00-6:30pm STAR Session Group Processing Group Processing 6:30-7:30pm Dinner 7:30-11:00pm Philadelphia Night 9:00-11:00pm Social
Friday, August 4, 2017
Time Session 7:30-9:00am Breakfast 9:00-9:30am Prayer 9:45-11:00am Session IX: Building our YL Community in DENA 11:00-11:30am Closing Celebration!