The spring 2022 issue of De La Salle Today is inspired by the Lasallian theme for the 2021-2022 liturgical year, “To dream is our way forward.”
We begin with a look at the 46th General Chapter, which takes place May 1-22 at the Generalate in Rome. Themed “Building new paths to transform lives”—and after being postponed for one year because of the pandemic—you will see what to expect at this gathering. Access additional resources on our 46th General Chapter webpage.
We also give an overview of Pope Francis’ Global Compact on Education, which looks to reclaim the sacredness of human education. You will learn how the Lasallian mission is contributing and how you can get involved. Considering a Lasallian ministry as a place of learning, encounter and growth, as noted in Lasallian Reflection 7, we share stories of vocation that highlight the power of invitation and accompaniment. We also introduce you to a grassroots effort, the Lasallian Roundtable on Racial Justice, that began as a conversation and now looks to the future.
The center of this issue showcases our Lasallian Essentials on Bulletin 260. The publication shares the story of the Lasallian Region of North America, and Lasallian Essentials gives you an overview and ideas on how to use it. You can read past installments of Lasallian Essentials on our website, which covered the Declaration on the Lasallian Educational Mission: Challenges, Convictions and Hopes and Circular 475, From Hope to Commitment: Understanding Lasallian Vocations.
Finally, as pictured on the cover, we honor Lasallian Volunteers. The program will end on June 30, 2022, after more than 30 years of service. This issue features stories directly from people who have been impacted by the program and how its legacy will live on.