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.
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.)
The 300 represents the year’s theme, “De La Salle: One Heart, One Commitment, One Life.” Read an explanation of the logo >
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Use #300LaSalle on social media to highlight activities related to the Year of Lasallian Vocations. Download the graphic >
Celebrations and Events
Events are being planned throughout the world to celebrate the Year of Lasallian Vocations, including:
November 17, 2018 – December 31, 2019: Jubilee Year
The Holy See has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year to offer the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. Read Brother Robert’s letter >
December 2, 2018: Opening
The Year of Lasallian Vocations opens December 2, 2018. Lasallians are encouraged to plan a prayer service for that day. Access resources >
January 22, 2019: Lasallian Gathering at World Youth Day
Lasallians from around the world will gather at La Salle School in Panama City. More details >
March 14-16, 2019: World Congress of Lasallian Education
Themed “Lasallian Education for the 21st Century,” the World Congress of Lasallian Education will take place at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City and will help inform the development of the Declaration of Lasallian Pedagogy. Read more >
November 24, 2019: Closing
The Year of Lasallian Vocations closes November 24, 2019. Lasallians are encouraged to plan a prayer service for that day. Access resources >
April 7: Rouen, France, the date and location of De La Salle’s passing
April 30: Reims, France, the date and location of De La Salle’s birth
May 15: Rome, Italy, Founder’s Day, when De La Salle was proclaimed patron saint of teachers, where the Generalate is today
View the full calendar of events >
RELAN Planning Committee
The Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) has a committee working on plans to mark the Year of Lasallian Vocations in RELAN. Individual Districts are developing plans as well. Members of the RELAN committee include (back row from left) Denis De Villers, Brother Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, Maryann Donohue-Lynch, Mark Freund, (front row from left) Chris Swain, Sarah Laitinen and Brother James Joost, FSC.
Learn more about the Institute’s 2019 Ad-Hoc Commission >
More information will be posted as it becomes available.