Special from Christian Brothers Conference. Participants from across the globe gathered for the 2015 Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, this summer to further develop their Lasallian formation by deepening their knowledge of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and engaging in community with Brothers and Partners.
Buttimer, which began in 1984, is an intensive Lasallian formation and education program that studies the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission. Through an examination of the writings of De La Salle and an analysis of some modern educators, participants develop a deeper understanding of the Lasallian heritage and its influence on contemporary education. Participants meet for three, two-week sessions over the course of three summers with each year focused on a different aspect: the founding story, De La Salle’s educational vision, and De La Salle’s spiritual vision.