The latest issue of De La Salle Today focuses on Lasallian Reflection 4, “Lasallians: Hearts on Fire.” This reflection accompanies the theme for the 2018-2019 liturgical year, “Our Hearts Are Burning Within Us” and is inspired by the story of the disciples’ journey to Emmaus (Luke 24:13).
This issue starts by highlighting powerful examples of accompaniment, including graduate support programs at San Miguel-model schools and how leaders at Ville des Jeunes in Québec have found a way to continue to walk alongside young people through retreats and other programs.
Next, we go “behind the scenes” at Christian Brothers School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to introduce you to people and programs that stay more in the background but have a strong influence on the mission, such as board members and parents. We also look at the long-standing formation program at La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island, which helps educators gain a deeper understanding of the mission.
We end this issue with a photo spread featuring important work being done by our global Lasallian family, which shows how Lasallians are meeting “real needs” of today’s world, as described in Lasallian Reflection 4 (p. 15).