The latest issue of De La Salle Today is now available, themed “You are Part of the Miracle: Our Vision, Our Passion, Our Future.” We share stories through the lens of Lasallian Reflection 6, “You are Part of the Miracle.” The reflection reminds us how Jesus taught his disciples to see the abundance that God provides and encouraged them, and us, to look with gratitude at what we have, give thanks and give freely to work the “miracle of human and spiritual transformation” (Lasallian Reflection 6, Page 19).
We start this issue with examples of how Lasallians are part of this miracle by continuing the mission in new ways. Then, you’ll see what we learned by asking leaders how they adapted to these challenging times and what this experience has taught them about the future of Lasallian education.
From there, we share stories of resilience and hope: how the Saint-Michel Lasallian Center in Montréal, Québec, has forged partnerships to help those most in need; how the Fratelli Project in Lebanon has responded to multiple recent crises to continue to serve the refugee community; and how Springtide Research Institute is listening to young people to provide a meaningful space to grow relationships. We also celebrate the legacy of Saint Gabriel’s System, which closed its doors in 2020, completing a 122-year mission of serving at-risk young men.
The center of this issue features our new section, Lasallian Essentials, through which we will explore Lasallian documents. We start with the Declaration on the Lasallian Educational Mission, with the goal of offering an understanding of the document and suggestions on how to engage with it.
We hope you enjoy the spring issue of De La Salle Today. Printed copies are being mailed.