Lasallian Matters

A Lasallian education is so much more than strong academics and scholastic success. From the time of The Founder in 17th century France, to today’s 21st century globally connected reality, the Lasallian charism, continued by The Brothers of the Christian Schools and their Lasallian Partners, shapes students to be civic minded leaders, compassionate ministers to those in need, and courageous advocates for social justice. Lasallian education does more than provide spiritual and intellectual foundations to break the cycle of poverty, rather, it also fosters a community, dedicated to being stewards of peace, and champions of equality. More than ever, Lasallian matters.

Lasallian Matters will be a periodic feature from the District of Eastern North America showcasing various personal commitments to Lasallian educational principles and values, ones that transform the lives of students, families, ministries and communities. We hope you enjoy these unique examples of how the Lasallian mission continues to make an impact.


After 20 Years, Moving the San Miguel Mission Forward

In the little state of Rhode Island, a contemporary Lasallian educational movement was born. It is now a model replicated across the United States. What was started as a way to address the needs of poor, urban, middle school boys 20 years ago in Providence, is today celebrated for its accomplishments in the local neighborhood, admired for the energy and creativity it has sparked throughout our larger Lasallian community, and is respected for affecting the lives of so many young people and their families over the last two decades. Lasallian matters…

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Dear Lasallians,

Faith in Action: such a fitting theme for the Huether Lasallian Conference, which just wrapped up on November 17th in the nation’s capitol.

Each of you as a Lasallian educator steps out on faith each day to touch the hearts and minds of those entrusted to your care.

In this issue of Living Lasallian, you’ll see how a man with a vision–along with volunteers, teachers, benefactors, families, and students–all put their faith and zeal in action to begin the San Miguel movement.

Now, 20 years later, San Miguel Providence celebrates two decades of quality education and good news, with 13 other San Miguel schools across the country.

In the aftermath of Sandy, the faith of many in the northeast has been tested.

As a Lasallian family, many have stepped forward to support our Lasallian Solidarity Fund for Educational Support so those affected in our ministries can begin to repair and heal.

Your action and continued support is appreciated.

In this season of thanks, we here at the District office appreciate all that you do to make the Gospel a living word in your ministries.

May Jesus be alive in our hearts and our ministries!


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The Top 5 News Stories

CBA Students Make Wishes True this Holiday Season

Lasallians Inspired to Think Globally at Huether Conference

Young People and the New Evangilization

Manhattan College Lends a Hand and Heart for Sandy Relief

Lasallian Volunteers 2013-14 Application Available


Website Spotlite

The Distinguished Lasallian Educators of DENA

Each year, The Brothers of the Christian Schools of the Lasallian Region of North America recognize Lasallian educators for their outstanding work and dedication to the charism of Saint La Salle. Through the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award–given at the annual Huether Lasallian Conference this year in Washington, D.C., with the focus on Faith in Action: Global Engagement through Lasallian Education–DENA’s three educators were honored for their dedication to the Lasallian mission.

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Jim Logan
Mission Executive Council

James (Jim) Logan started his career in the St. Gabriel’s System (SGS) at St. Gabriel’s Hall in the Partial Hospital Program (PHP) in October, 1993, doing group work with clients. He also began working on individual cases in the Drug and Alcohol program…

Read about Jim >

Featured Ministry:
Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse

Location: DeWitt, NY
Founded: 1900
Students: 750 boys and girls grades 7-12
Faculty & Staff: 80
Mascot: The Brothers

In 1900, John Baptist de La Salle was canonized the Patron Saint of Teachers. That same year, the Christian Brothers founded a high school in downtown Syracuse, New York. Four years later, the school moved to Willow Street where it quickly became a vibrant and visible part of city life—spiritually, academically, and culturally. The graduates, “Brothers’ Boys,” immersed themselves in their community as leaders in a multitude of arenas from law to politics to medicine.

Soon, the Willow Street school was filled far beyond capacity.  A new location was secured on 25 acres on Randall Road in the town of DeWitt and a new school was built which opened its doors in the fall of 1961. Much larger than the Willow Street building, and with space for outdoor athletic events on site, the new campus suited the needs of boys in grades 9-12.

See featured story >

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Please consider a donation to help those Lasallians affected by Sandy.

Save the Date: International Lasallian Youth Gathering and World Youth Day

July 20-22, 2013 and July 23-28, 2013
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Click here for more information

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