“We must be people of God, people totally committed to the following of Jesus Christ and his Gospel – and for this purpose we must be people of prayer. We must have a common understanding of our charism, that is to say, of who God wants us to be, what he wants us to do, how he wants us to do it…we need to be convinced that our vocation is truly a ‘great gift of God,’ a charism that is recognized, appreciated, needed and wanted.” Br. John Johnston

Lasallian Spirituality for Our Golden Years


Saturday October 5, 2019
Narragansett, Rhode Island

Join us for the first DENAconnect event of the 2019 academic year

This will be a day to think and talk about how Lasallans can continue to have a rich Lasallian Spirituality as they look to retirement.

All Lasallians are welcome who find themselves thinking about, planning for or actually in their retirement years; that is, the period of life when we leave the mainstay of our publicly productive cycle of life.

All discussing and sharing will be held at 38-40 Noble Street on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 PM. Prayer, lunch and dinner will follow at Christian Brothers Center on Ocean Road. If convenient, please consider arriving the evening before and/or staying over to the next day in Noble House or just come for discussing and sharing on the day of.


Call or email Cheryl Butler at or 401-789-0244.


Commuter Rate: $40.00 

Resident Rate: Friday-Sunday $160.00 or Friday – Saturday $80.00
Bring cash or check to “Christian Brothers” with you.
If this fee structure discourages you, contact Ed Phelan. Many in the Lasallian Family will help with partial or full scholarships

Our committee for this event includes Brother Robert Hazard (401 263 8266), Brother Stephen Olert (732 522 1974), and Brother Ed Phelan (347 538 7749). Call us. See you soon

“Spirituality is about being integrated or falling apart, about being within Community or being lonely, about being in harmony with Mother Earth or being alienated from her… We act in ways that leave us either healthy or unhealthy, loving or bitter. What shapes our actions is our spirituality.” Rolheiser The Holy Longing

About DENAconnect

For the second year in a row an interesting array of weekend workshops will be offered this academic year in the District of Eastern North America (DENA). The hope is that they will enrich our lives and, in some way, help each of us share our own insights on a meaningful level. We are calling the series DENAconnect. Details of each regarding time, place, and cost will be announced at least a month before they are offered.

Most will be held on weekends but some will be during the week. Some events may have input from experts but most will rely on the experience of the participants. The venue for most will be at District centers in Narragansett, RI, Ocean City or Lincroft NJ. Others will be held in communities and/or schools.

Examples for the year include:

  • Leaders Then and Now – for graduates of Lasallian Leadership Institute (LLI)
  • Creativity and the Spiritual Life
  • Out of the Box – about Lasallian Reflection 4 – Lasallians: Hearts on Fire
  • Healing Touch from Near and Far – a look at ancient art of reiki
  • Desert Day of Prayer and Reflection
  • The Push of Populism in Our World
  • Action on Behalf of the Vulnerable
  • Coming Home – for former missionaries
  • Centering Prayer

For more information call or write Br. Ed Phelan 347-538-7749 or

Our committee is: Bud Knight, Marty Zewe, Jerome Sullivan, Thomas Casey, Frank McCrea, Mary McCrorey, Dennis Lee, Ed Phelan