The Vatican has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year (November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2019) to recognize the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1719).
“A Jubilee Year offers the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. I invite all of you to celebrate the jubilee through practical acts of kindness and service to young people yearning for mercy and compassion,” says Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers). “"Let us joyfully celebrate the Jubilee year as an expression of our Commitment to live the Gospel and the Lasallian Mission, united as Lasallians with one heart, one commitment, one life."
Pope Francis reminds us that our existence is a pilgrimage, a journey. Even those who are inspired by simply human hope, and perceive the allure of the horizon, which urges them to explore worlds they do not yet know. Our spirit is a migrant spirit. We do not become mature men and women if we do not perceive the allure of the horizon: that boundary between earth and sky which demands to be reached out by people that walks.
The details of Jubilee events being organized internationally by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and internally at CBU by the Offices of Mission and Campus Ministry will soon be provided, along with resources for our local use and suggestions for creating pilgrimage experiences.
St. John Baptist de La Salle is the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and Patron of Christian Teachers. Learn about the history of St. John Baptist de La Salle »»