Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Elected as Superior General 2017-06-06T23:22:56+00:00

Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Elected as Superior General


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.

Effective immediately, Brother Robert is now leading the largest order of religious Brothers in the Church dedicated to education. He follows Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, FSC, who served as Superior General for 14 years.

Brother Robert, who is from the District of Eastern North America, is the third American Brother to serve as Superior General. Brother Charles Henry Buttimer, FSC, became the first American Superior General in 1966. Brother John Johnston, FSC, became the second in 1986.

Watch Brother Robert’s acceptance in a video from
Midwest Visitor Brother Larry Schatz:

Pictures from the Superior General election ceremony

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