A small group of Lasallian educators gathered October 3-6, in the New Orleans-Santa Fe (NO-SF) District for a weekend filled with prayer, fellowship, and formation based on the theme A Moment of Discernment. The 4th annual Lasallian Commitment Retreat was held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat and Conference Center in Santa Fe, NM, and was directed by NO-SF District Director of Lasallian Mission Charles Legendre, AFSC.
Retreat participants reflected on their own Lasallian vocations by examining iconic moments in the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Presentations were punctuated by lively discussions that brought the Lasallian story into challenging, often moving, dialogue with participants’ own lives, experiences, and ideas. Legendre called it “the right combination of head and heart.”
Developed as an initiative of the District’s Mission & Ministry Council, the retreat was meant to provide an intimate formation experience that could easily fit into the schedules of participants. If you’re interested in learning more about how to offer a similar retreat, contact Legendre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.