Brother Chris Patiño, FSC, a Brother of the San Francisco New Orleans District (SFNO), was elected General Councilor on May 20, 2022, at the 46th General Chapter. He is a graduate of Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He received the habit of the Brothers in 2007 and pronounced final vows in 2013. Brother Chris began his teaching career in 2004 as a Brother aspirant and founding faculty member at San Miguel High School in Tucson, Arizona, and later served at his alma mater, Cathedral High School. He was also instrumental in founding the Lasallians Without Borders initiative of the Districts of SFNO and Mexico Norte. In 2015, Brother Chris was appointed SFNO Director for Vocation Ministry. In this role, he has been an active and influential presence in numerous national religious vocation organizations and events.
Pictured at top, from left: Brothers Armin Luistro (Superior General), Chris Patiño, Anatole Diretenadji, Martin Digilio, Carlos Gabriel Gómez Restrepo (Vicar General) and Ricky Laguda. Not pictured: Brother Joël Palud.
Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, served as General Councilor for RELAN from 2014-2022. Read his reflections below, including from the 46th General Chapter.
Reflections by Brother Tim
‘Justice and peace shall kiss’ (Psalm 85.11)
Every year we greet the opening of the academic year with the International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP)—this year’s theme is “I Choose Peace!” Even if one of the unchanging
Reflection for the Feast of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
A couple of months ago, well before we stopped gathering for religious services, a four-year–old girl had a question for her mother during Mass. Girl: Mom, (not quietly), where is Jesus? Mom: (whispers a response, which