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45th General Chapter Resources


The Institute provided a live video stream of the address of the Superior General, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Click here to watch the recording.


Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, who has served for the past seven years as General Councilor for the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), was elected Superior General at the 45th General Chapter on May 20, 2014. He is the 27th successor of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

Read more about Brother Robert’s election >
Superior General election complete coverage >
Read the initial announcement from the Institute >
Read the announcement from the District of Eastern North America (DENA) >
Pictures from Brother Robert’s election >


Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, who has served for the past seven years as Visitor of the District of New Orleans – Santa Fe, was elected General Councilor for RELAN at the 45th General Chapter on May 22, 2014. Brother Timothy succeeds Brother Robert Schieler, from RELAN, as General Councilor. Read more >


Brother Jorge Gallardo de Alba, FSC, who has served for the past seven years as a General Councilor in Rome, was elected Vicar General at the 45th General Chapter on May 21, 2014. Brother Jorge succeeds Brother Thomas Johnson, from RELAN, as Vicar General. Read more >


Eighty-eight delegates from around the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools gathered for the 45th General Chapter from April 22 – June 8, 2014, at the Generalate in Rome.

Representing Lasallians in 80 countries, these delegates met for 51 days to evaluate the life of the Institute, provide for its continuing adaptation and renewal, and set out the main guidelines for the future of the Lasallian mission (Rule, 103). This page includes background information, resources, updates, and more.

Read an update about the final week >
Watch a recap video created by Brother Gus Sinco, FSC, of the Midwest District >

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On the agenda:

  • To evaluate the life of the Institute and how it carried out the Lasallian Mission in the past seven years since the last General Chapter in 2007;
  • To revise the Brothers’ Rule of Life;
  • To elect a new Superior General and his Council;
  • To plan the future of the mission for the next seven years.


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Week 1 pictures >
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Week 3 pictures >
Week 4 pictures >
Founder’s Day pictures >
Superior General pictures >
Final week pictures >
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