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Johnston Institute Holds Regional Gathering

Participants of the second cohort of the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice gathered for a Regional gathering July 9-13 at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. The previous three Johnston gatherings have taken place by District, and this was the first time the group met as a Regional group.

“I think that the Regional group further reinforces the strength of the value of Lasallian mission across borders,” said John Wolf, executive director of The San Miguel School of Providence in Rhode Island. “Being able to interchange ideas and get advice from folks 3,000 miles from my home that will benefit the students we serve is very cool.”

“The energy of the program and the participants was great,” said Marcello Donato, systems engineer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee. “Participants freely shared their thoughts and experiences during discussions and the dialog was enlightening.”

This session focused on Lasallian vocation, spirituality and association.

“I think the most important thing that I learned at the gathering was from the session on trust and association,” Donato shared. “That session contained many nuggets of truth and made me aware of the mechanics of a trusting relationship that I had not realized.”

Participants will gather by District again in October 2018. They will complete their experience in the Johnston Institute with District gatherings in March 2019. The third cohort of the Johnston Institute will start in the summer of 2019.

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