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.

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In the video below, Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC, invites Lasallians to celebrate the Year of Lasallian Vocations.

(Subtitles in French and Spanish are available through YouTube settings.)

This logo, at left, represents the year’s theme, “De La Salle: One Heart, One Commitment, One Life.” Read an explanation of the logo >

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.

Goals of the Year

Celebrate and give thanks for our common heritage and our vitality through our association for the transformative human and Christian education of the young, especially the poor.

Renew our commitment to respond to the reality and needs of today through promoting our mission, charism, and founding story.

Share our hope for the future within the unity and diversity of Lasallian vocations by witnessing the movement of the Spirit in our lives and ministry.