Rome, Italy – Five DENA Brothers were among the 300 Lasallians present at a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, May 16th in Clementina Hall at the Vatican. Brother Joseph Juliano was in Rome for the Creative Fidelity workshop at the Generalate. Brothers Robert Schieler, Robert Schaefer, and Patrick Duffy, who live and serve at the Generalate, attended as did Brother Joseph Reed who scheduled his sabbatical time to take advantage of this opportunity. The Pope personally shook hands with each of the individuals at the audience!

Photos of the gathering are below. The Superior General’s greeting to the Holy Father is found by clicking here and a link to the comments the Pope shared with the group is found here.  You can also find other news from the Vatican and other outlets covering the Lasallian gathering with the Pope, on our Founder’s Day page >