Brother Norman Wray, RIP

Brother Norman Wray, FSC, of the Midwest District, died on December 23, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan, at the home of his caregivers. He was 91 years old. ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial and interment were conducted in Karachi. Memorials may be made to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, [...]

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Brother Aurélien Deschênes, RIP

Brother Aurélien Deschênes, FSC, of the Francophone Canada District, died unexpectedly on December 23, 2014, in Québec City (Québec), Canada. He was 87 years old. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Friday, January 9, 2015 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., Visitation 7:30 p.m., Community Prayer Lépine Cloutier Funeral Home 1025, Route de l’Église Québec City Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:30 [...]

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In Memory of Herman Shum

Herman Shum Herman Shum, vice principal of Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, California, died Saturday, December 27, following a cycling accident near Dublin, California. Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California, had recently announced the appointment of Shum as its principal beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. Shum graduated from Saint Mary's College of [...]

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Bethlehem University is an ‘Oasis of Peace’

Bethlehem University was featured in an article from Our Sunday Visitor on December 10, 2014. The article highlights the Catholic school as a symbol of interreligious success in an area of the world that faces many challenges, including recent violence in the Gaza Strip, daily travel restrictions, and Israeli military checkpoints that has made it [...]

By | 2017-06-06T23:23:25+00:00 December 19th, 2014|News, Schools/Ministries|Comments Off on Bethlehem University is an ‘Oasis of Peace’

Dr. Margaret McCarty Announces Resignation

Dr. Margaret McCarty, the first executive director of Christian Brothers Conference, has announced her resignation effective June 1, 2015, at the conclusion of four years of service. As executive director, McCarty serves in a leadership role in developing programs and services to advance and promote the Lasallian mission in the Region. She is a key [...]

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LVs Run Builds Community, Raises Funds

Lasallian Volunteers (LVs) came together the weekend of December 12 – 14, for the 9th Annual LVs Run, which was held in St. Louis, Missouri, in collaboration with the Hot Chocolate Run. As an associate charity with the 5k/15k race, the LV program raised more than 90 percent of the $80,000 goal. Approximately 50 current [...]

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Brother Charles-Édouard Lebel, RIP

Brother Charles-Édouard Lebel, FSC, of the Francophone Canada District, died on December 14, 2014, in Laval (Québec), Canada. He was 97 years old. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:00 – 9:00 p.m., Visitation 7:30 p.m., Community Prayer Résidence De La Salle 300, chemin du Bord-de-l’Eau Laval (Québec), Canada Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00 a.m., [...]

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Acts of the 45th General Chapter Released

The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has released Circular 469: The Documents of the 45th General Chapter, which includes 52 propositions generated to respond to the needs of the international body and revisions of the Rule. These Acts of the 45th General Chapter follow the gathering of 89 capitulants at the Generalate in Rome [...]

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New General Councilor Appointed

Brother Gustavo Ramírez Barba, FSC, has been appointed by Superior General Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, to serve the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as General Councilor. Following a proposition of the 45th General Chapter, Brother Gustavo will accompany Lasallian Higher Education (Prop. 18). Brother Gustavo serves on the Board of Trustees at Saint [...]

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Together as Brothers: Pilgrimage Planned for Year of Consecrated Life

Generated through the energy from the 45th General Chapter and the Year of Consecrated Life, the Brothers in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) have been invited to participate in a pilgrimage, Together as Brothers, on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Brothers and young men in discernment from RELAN and the [...]

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