|Called to Be Brothers
Beginning in the fall of 2009, and coincidentally the beginnings of DENA, the USA-Toronto Region embarked upon a two year program designed specifically for the Brothers. It was named Called to Be Brothers.
With the help of a video message from our Superior General, Br. Álvaro Rodríguez Echevarría, support from a leading international Lasallian scholar, Br. Gerard Rummery, and from many of the Brothers of the Region, Days of Recollection have taken place during this past year in local communities. For this summer, each district has been encouraged to have a retreat, inviting all their Brothers to come together.
On July 31, 2011, the Brothers of DENA will gather at La Salle University for a week-long retreat.
Br. Sean Sammon, FMS, will be the facilitator and Fr. Robert Joerger, CssP, will be the liturgist. The presenters include:
- Sr. Mary Dacey, SSJ (Philadelphia)
- Br. Robert Schieler (General Councilor for the USA-Toronto Region)
- Br. Dennis Malloy (Visitor)
- Br. Robert Berger (Manhattan College)
- Br. Michael French (Midwest District)
- Br. William Mann (Saint Mary’s University, MN)
The themes of the retreat include the Consecrated Life of the Brothers, Association for the Mission, and Vocation Promotion.
During the week, there will be an opportunity to remember the Brothers who have died, as well as to celebrate the Brothers who are Jubilarians this year. A sure highlight will be the profession of vows for the first time—by Brothers Tony Baginski, Ken Kalinowski, Anwar Martinez, and Michael Miller—who will have completed their novitiate year.
Dennis Lee, FSC
Auxillary Visitor, Office of Community Life & Formation
So, you’ve been with your Lasallian ministry a little while now, and want to learn more about our Founder, and the Lasallian charism, while meeting Christian Brothers and Partners from other schools.
Check out our “Programs” page, chock full of Lasallian Formation activities offered by the Region and the District.
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