In gratitude, we conclude our series of global prayers for the Lenten-Easter-Pentecost season. Thank you to all who have joined us, participated as readers, and invited others. We remain Lasallians filled with hope that Great Things Are Possible!
Christians will be celebrating the feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 31. To prepare our hearts for this great Feast Day, Lasallians from all over the Institute are invited to participate in this Lasallian Novena of the Heart.
Centering Prayer | Mondays in June 7:30-8:30pm
Join us prayer beyond thoughts and words that is healing, strengthening, and refreshing.
“By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies.” – Isaiah 30:15
Centering prayer is a form of silent prayer, based on traditional contemplative Christian practices. It is a way of cultivating a deeper relationship with God. It doesn’t replace other forms of prayer but deepens your capacity for all prayer. After our 20 minutes of shared silence we will practice Lectio Divina.
Lori Dressel and her husband have been the administrators of Christian Brother’s La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, Illinois for over 25 years. She holds a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, and received her training as a Spiritual Director at Siena Center, Racine, Wisconsin. Lori has a passion for Contemplative prayer and has been leading a Centering Prayer group for several years. You can contact Lori at email@example.com
“The more you devote yourself in prayer the more you will do well in your work.” (Med 95.1—Feast of St. Genevieve)
Throughout history, people have developed extensive knowledge about creating meaningful, well-balanced lives through the use of ritual, space, and the combination of personal and shared moments of reflection. This wisdom has been carried by many philosophical traditions and religions, including our own Lasallian and Catholic traditions. This resource is offered in the spirit of collaboration and knowledge sharing which has characterized these days of change.
Suggestions for Bringing Balance and Rhythm to Working, Living, and Playing at Home Director of Formation for Mission Amanda Proulx (District of ANZPPNG) has developed a resource that poses questions and offers suggestions for personal reflection and action in response to the current physical distancing and isolation measures Lasallians around the world are experiencing. If it is helpful or if there is any feedback to share, she would be happy to hear it and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. View the blog here.
Meet our Christian Brothers through these short videos, reflections on how they have been working through life in a pandemic. Brother Reflections Religious Brothers Day | May 1 Meet our Christian Brothers through these short videos, reflections on how they have been working through life in a pandemic.
Letters to Brothers: A Community Service Project for All
“It brought me great joy to hear from you.” — De La Salle in a letter to Brother Gabriel Drolin (April 27, 1705)
About the Brother Drolin Writing Project
During this pandemic, many Brothers in nursing homes or assisted living communities have been confined to their rooms for much of the day. To assist in lessening the isolation that a Brother might feel, we are asking students, families, faculty, and staff to send cards, postcards, or letters of greetings to the Brothers in various DENA communities. The items can be sent individually or mailed in a large envelope to the address below. Community Directors will then distribute them to the Brothers.
Instructions: Letters to Brothers
There are 22 Brothers that live at La Salle Hall, Maryland, and 28 Brothers and one Sister that live at De La Salle Hall, NJ. Thank you and God bless.
Please send letters, addressed “Dear Brother,” to the two addresses below. (For the Religious Sister that lives at De La Salle Hall, the correspondence can be addressed as “Dear Sister Mary.”)
Dear Brother c/o Brother Martin Zewe, FSC La Salle Hall, 6001 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, MD 20705
Dear Brother c/o Brother Bud Knight, FSC De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738