International Young Brothers Assembly
July 29 – August 7, 2013
De La Salle University – Dasmarinas
Four Brothers from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) joined Brothers from each Region of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for the International Young Brothers Assembly (IYBA) in the Philippines. The 40 Brothers gathered at De La Salle University-Dasmarinas in Manila from July 29 to August 7 to take part in this unique opportunity.
Representing RELAN were Brothers David Caretti and Christopher Patiño from the San Francisco District and Brothers Anwar Martinez and Peter Nguyen from District of Eastern North America. Bro. Christopher serves as a member of the Assembly Preparatory Commission.
This Assembly was a mandate of the 44th General Chapter which called for an international meeting of Young Brothers where they could express “their hopes and dreams for the years to come” (Circular 455). With the theme of “I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10, 10), the assembly was also a chance for Brothers to reflect and strengthen their identity, to appreciate and promote their vocation, and to discern together and continue to commit themselves to the Lasallian mission.