2019: The Year of Lasallian Vocations Anna Waddelove
2019: The Year of Lasallian Vocations
Lasallians throughout the world will come together in 2019 to celebrate the Year of Lasallian Vocations with the theme “De La Salle: One Heart, One Commitment, One Life.”
The Year of Lasallian Vocations marks the 300th anniversary of Saint John Baptist de La Salle’s entry into eternal life and celebrates the impact of the mission he started. The yearlong celebration will take place during the 2018-2019 liturgical year, beginning on December 2, 2018, with Advent and concluding on November 24, 2019, with the feast of Christ the King.
Events are being planned throughout the world to celebrate the Year of Lasallian Vocations. The Institute has established a 2019 Ad-Hoc Commission to focus on preparations and the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) has a Preparatory Committee as well. Leading up to and throughout the year, use #300LaSalle to promote the celebration.
At the Institute level, three major celebrations are being planned in 2019:
• Rouen, France, on April 7, the date and location of De La Salle’s passing
• Reims, France, on April 30, the date and location of De La Salle’s birth
• Rome, Italy, on May 15, Founder’s Day, when De La Salle was proclaimed patron saint of teachers, where the Generalate is today
More information will be posted as it becomes available.