Each year, Founder’s Week at CBU honors the Legacy of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who founded an Institute in the Catholic Church for the purpose of teaching, particularly the young and the poor. The De La Salle Christian Brothers were first founded in the 17th century, and almost 350 years later the Teaching Methods of the first Brothers live on in some 80 countries around the world.
Lasallian Brothers, affiliated members, and Lasallian Partners (lay men and women) around the world have embraced the Lasallian traditions of “Faith, Service, and Community” and “Together by Association.” Christian Brothers University is one of around 70 colleges and universities around the world (one of which, Bethlehem University, is actually in the Holy Land). In the North American Region, we have seven universities.
Founder’s Week 2022 will include the following events:
Monday, April 4
- 8:00 – 10:00 am Founder’s Week Donuts and Coffee (St. Joseph Breezeway). Kickoff the week by grabbing a coffee, orange juice, and donut and find out more about the upcoming events that are celebrating our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle.
- 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lasallian Links (Alfonso Dining Hall). Stop by and drop off a post-it note to share what being Lasallian means to you.
Tuesday, April 5
- 12:30 pm Last Lecture Series (Spain Auditorium)
- 5:00 pm Sharing About the Lives of Br. Louis and Br. Walter (Montesi Executive Center)
Wednesday, April 6
- 12:00 – 12:45 pm Blessed Br. James Miller, FSC – The Man, the Martyr, the Mission (Rosa Deal 111) Bring lunch and learn about Br. James Miller.
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration & Reconciliation (St. Joseph Chapel, 2nd Floor of Barry Hall)
- 3:30 – 4:30 pm PB&J Service Opportunity (Alfonso Dining Hall)
- 6:00 – 8:00 pm Follow Your Path Retreat (De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)
Thursday, April 7
- 12:30 pm Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award Celebration (Rozier Gazebo)
- 5:00 pm Founder’s Day Mass (De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)
- 7:00 pm CBU Story Time: Celebrating Lasallian History (Plough Library/Beverly Ross Art Gallery)
Friday, April 8
- 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lasallian Thank You Cards (Alfonso Dining Hall) Students are invited to stop by and write a note of thanks to a faculty or staff member who has positively influenced their Lasallian journey at CBU.