ButtimerInstituteThe Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies is an intensive Lasallian education and formation program that studies the life and work of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission.


Regional Program Takes Place Each Summer

June 25 – July 8, 2017 – Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Learn more and register for Buttimer Institute here

New information for 2017 has been provided on the Region’s website including specific travel details

Dear Chief Administrators and Community Directors,

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies is now open! This year, the Institute will be held from Sunday, June 25 through Saturday, July 8, 2017. The 2017 and 2018 Buttimer Institute will return to where it began in 1986, Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

The Buttimer Institute is held for two weeks over the course of three consecutive years. The Buttimer Institute is an intensive Lasallian formation and education program that studies the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission. The number of participants for Buttimer I is limited to 40.

We ask you to consider inviting any Lasallians who might be interested in attending this formation program. All who are engaged in Lasallian ministries are welcome to participate. The Buttimer Institute welcomes participants from the worldwide Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Individuals who have participated in other Regional, District or local formation programs are also welcome.

Tuition for the Buttimer Institute is $2,525.00. The registration fee does not include travel. Registration and payment are handled online. Credit card payment is due at the time of registration. The registration deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.

Please click here for detailed information about this program, including, the Buttimer brochure, flier, and online registration. Please do not hesitate to contact Michele Beauboeuf (michele@cbconf.org), Carol Loughney (cloughney@cbconf.org) or me (mfreund@cbconf.org) with any questions.

We are grateful for your continued support of our formation programs in the Lasallian Region of North America.

Live Jesus in our Hearts,

Mr. Mark Freund
Executive Director
Office for Lasallian Education
Christian Brothers Conference


Through an examination of the writings of De La Salle and an analysis of some modern educators, participants develop a deeper understanding of the Lasallian heritage and its influence on contemporary education and spirituality.

The Buttimer Institute is designed to inspire participants to delve more thoroughly into the Lasallian founding story and discover the basis of their vocation as educators. The program also seeks to deepen the participants’ association for the Lasallian mission and provide skills to become catalysts in their own ministries. The Buttimer Institute is a three-year program. Courses are conducted for three consecutive summers, in two-week durations. Graduate credits are available.

Started in 1984, the Buttimer Institute is named in honor of Brother Charles Henry Buttimer (1909-1982), the first American Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1966-1976).