Didymus Translates DLS Bio

50NationalBookbyMaillefer022In early 1963, St. Mary’s College Press (Winona, MN) is publishing for the first time the earliest extant biography of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Originally written by Dom Elie Maillefer, a Benedictine librarian and nephew of De La Salle, it was translated into English by Brother Didymus John (Quinn) of the Baltimore District. This 190-page volume can be ordered for $3.75 plus postage.

FSC, March 1963, p. 2.

St. Louis & Chicago to Split

The northern section of the St. Louis District will split off and become its own district (the Winona District) in December 1963. The Chicago section will split off and do the same in 1966.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1963, p. 2.

High Schools National Merit Impressive

Brothers’ high schools in the US performed quite well regarding National Merit semi-finalists. District-by-district numbers: St. Louis (25 from 13 schools); Baltimore (22 from 6 schools); New York (6 from 3 schools); LI-NE (5 from 4 schools); New Orleans-Santa Fe (4 from 3 schools); San Francisco (2 from 2 schools). Nationally, 64 of the 516 semi-finalists are from 77 Lasallian schools. Individual Lasallian school leaders: La Salle College HS (11), St. John’s, Washington (5), and CBA (Syracuse), CBHS (Memphis), Cretin (St. Paul, MN) and DLS HS (Minneapolis), 4 each.

New York Newsletter, December 1, 1962, p. 8.

John Neumann to Be Beatified

Venerable John Neumann, the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia and the man who brought the Christian Brothers to Philadelphia, will likely be beatified (declared “Blessed”) in June 1963.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1963, p. 1.

New Schools in St. Louis District

The St. Louis District announced that new Lasallian schools in Cedar Rapids (IA), Aurora (state not identified), and Lansing (MI) are under construction.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1962, p. 2.

Archbishop Rummel Nebraska

Plans for the new Archbishop Rummel HS (Omaha) are being finalized.

New York Newsletter, March 1, 1963, p. 18.

Brothers to Sangre de Cristo

Representing the Baltimore District at Sangre de Cristo (NM) in the spring will be Brothers David Cassian (Pendergast), Dominic Charles (McGettigan), Elias Andrew (Bartley), and Fidelis George (Heil).

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1963, p. 2.