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.
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
Testimonies and experiences >
Patris Corde, apostolic letter of 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 >