Lasallian Educational Toolbox

Resources & Tools for the End of Academic Year 2020

Presented by District of Eastern North America

COVID-19 Information from the District

In the Spirit of Pentecost

A Global Lasallian Prayer of Hope

Wednesday, June 3 | 12pm ET

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!

To participate please email Maryann Donohue-Lynch for the Zoom link.

Lasallian Global Prayer

Lasallian Novena for Spiritual Renewal: May 22-30

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

Join us prayer beyond thoughts and words that is healing, strengthening, and refreshing.

To participate please email Maryann Donohue-Lynch for the Zoom link.

“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

“The more you devote yourself in prayer the more you will do well in your work.” (Med 95.1—Feast of St. Genevieve)

Self Care

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 View the blog here.

Finding Strength in Our Vocation

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.

Lasallian Educational Videos

Courtesy Ed Sirois

A Lasallian educator with over 40 years of experience teaching religion, Ed has compiled an extensive library of Lasallian videos.

Lasallian videos can be found here.

De La Salle Solidarietà Internazionale

The Solidarity and Development Office of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

See videos of Lasallian ministries from across the globe.

Lasallian Resource Center

Thanks to Brother George Van Grieken, FSC, this resource site is filled with up to date Lasallian resources.

Visit the Lasallian Resource Center here.

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.

Letter Writing Instructions