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Superior General’s Pastoral Visit

Brother Robert’s Pastoral Visit to RELAN

Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC, is currently in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) for a pastoral visit with members of the General Council. The pastoral visit offers the Superior and General Council opportunities to learn about the vitality and viability of the mission in the Region. During his trip, Brother Robert will meet with key leadership groups, visit with Brothers in the community setting, and spend time with educators and students. The Superior General conducts one pastoral visit to each Region during his term. RELAN is the fifth and final pastoral visit for Brother Robert.


October 31 – November 5: District of Francophone Canada
November 7-19: District of Eastern North America
November 22: Keynote address, Congress of the Association of Lasallian Alumni (UMAEL), Minneapolis, MN
November 23: Keynote address, Huether Lasallian Conference, Minneapolis, MN
March 2-15: District of San Francisco New Orleans – Postponed
March 17-29: Midwest District – Postponed
April 1-3: Superior General and General Council Meeting with Regional Conference of Christian Brothers (RCCB), Ocean City, NJ – Postponed

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, Brother Robert suspended his pastoral visit to RELAN in early March. Discussions are underway about the possibility of rescheduling parts of the visit.

Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, RELAN General Councilor, is accompanying Brother Robert on this pastoral visit. Read Brother Tim’s reflection about how our Region will share our story with the Superior General.


From the Districts

District of Francophone Canada

Brother Robert began his pastoral visit in the District of Francophone Canada, where he visited the District’s ministries and communities. This story details the visit, from the groups Brother Robert visited to the messages he left behind. More pictures from the visit are available on the District’s Facebook page.



District of Eastern North America (DENA)

In addition to visiting ministries and communities, Brother Robert’s pastoral visit to DENA included delivering a keynote address that was live-streamed across the District to celebrate the DENA’s 10th anniversary. See the highlights from Brother Robert’s DENA visit here >



District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO)

During his pastoral visit to the District of San Francisco New Orleans, Brother Robert visited Cathedral High School, El Paso, Texas, and Centro de Formación Integral La Salle in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Read more from the District of San Francisco New Orleans >



Use #SGinRELAN to see highlights on social media! 

Top photo: Brother Robert visits Centre Lasallien Saint-Michel in Montréal, Québec, in the District of Francophone Canada.