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Year of Saint Joseph

Lasallians throughout the world are encouraged to come together in 2021 to celebrate the Lasallian Year of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Institute.

The Year of Saint Joseph marks the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. In honor of the anniversary, Pope Francis declared 2021 a special Year of Saint Joseph. The devotion that Saint John Baptist de La Salle had to Saint Joseph is well known. As Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC, explains in this letter, De La Salle urged the Brothers to have a special devotion to Saint Joseph and hold him as their model of a just, humble man who had confidence and faith in God.

The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has created a website dedicated to the Lasallian Year of Saint Joseph, which includes an explanation of the year, resources and suggestions on how Lasallians can get involved. More resources will be added as they become available.

Read an introduction of the Lasallian Year of Saint Joseph and what is planned so far>

Why Celebrate the Year of Saint Joseph?

  • To make known the figure of Saint Joseph and the importance of his patronage for the entire Lasallian family
  • To promote Lasallian spirituality through Saint Joseph
  • To share how Lasallians are celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph



Download the logo in English >
Download the logo in French >
Download the logo in Spanish >
Download the logo in Italian >


Access resources, including suggestions on how to participate and materials for reflection and presentations >


With a Father’s Heart, Lasallian Prayer to Saint Joseph by Brother Rafa Matas, FSC >
Prayer to Saint Joseph by Pope Francis >

Celebration and Events

March 19, 2021

Eucharistic Celebration on the Beginning of the Lasallian Year of Saint Joseph

March 19-27, 2021

Novena to Saint Joseph, based on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, led by the District of Eastern North America. Get involved >