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Superior General Visits RELAN 

Brother Superior General Armin Luistro, FSC, visited the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) January 21-24, 2023, accompanied by Brother General Councilor Chris Patiño, FSC.  

Their visit began with Brother Armin receiving an honorary doctorate degree in educational leadership from Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN), given during the schools’ graduate and professional programs 2023 winter commencement on Tuesday, January 21.

Brothers Armin and Chris then traveled to the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) to see how the mission comes alive to serve those on the peripheries. Accompanied by SFNO Brother Visitor Nick Gonzalez, FSC, and SFNO Brother Auxiliary Visitor Christopher Brady, FSC, they visited a number of ministries, including San Miguel High School (SMHS) in Tucson, Arizona, where they had lunch with students, visited a class and engaged with the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. They also visited the El Otro Lado immersion program house to learn about that initiative, which exposes students and educators to the realities of life along the border between the United States and Mexico. 

The visit concluded with a stop at La Salle Educational Center in Homestead, Florida, alongside District of Eastern North America (DENA) Brother Visitor Bob Schaefer, FSC, and Jim Logan, director of DENA’s Office for Mission and Ministry. They visited with the community, supported the afterschool program by tutoring students, visited with the staff and enjoyed a meal together.

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