Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, will make a Pastoral Visit to the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) March 2 through 15, 2020.
Brother Robert’s Visit is part of a larger tour that he is making of the Districts of the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). In October and November of 2019, he traveled to the Districts of Francophone Canada (FC) and Eastern North America (DENA).
Pastoral Visits are among the key responsibilities of the Superior General in exercising his care and vigilance for the Institute and its Lasallian charism. The main purpose of Brother Robert’s visit will be to experience the District’s Lasallian identity and mission in action through its members, ministries, and culture. Over two weeks, he will spend time with the Brothers Visitor and Auxiliary Visitor, the District Council, the District Leadership Team, several Brothers Communities, a number of District schools and works, and other members of the District’s Lasallian Family and associates.
Throughout the Visit, Brother Robert will be accompanied by RELAN General Councilor Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC. Various SFNO Brothers and Partners will serve as hosts at different locations during the Visit.
In addition, Institute Vicar General Brother Jorge Gallardo de Alba, FSC, and General Councilors Brother Aidan Kilty, FSC of Région Lasallienne Européenne-Méditerranée (RELEM), Brother Ricky Laguda, FSC of Pacific-Asia Regional Conference (PARC), and Brother Rafa Matas, FSC, General Councilor for Lasallian Family and Vocations, are scheduled to make an informal visit to SFNO March 14-26. As members of Brother Robert’s General Council, Brothers Jorge, Aidan, Ricky, and Rafa are looking to become more familiar with SFNO and RELAN as part of their leadership roles in their own Regions and areas of responsibility.
In his letter announcing Brother Robert’s upcoming tour, SFNO Visitor Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, wrote, “I look forward to these upcoming opportunities to showcase our school communities, share our Brother District Days, and highlight our commitment to the students entrusted to our care.”
Look for more details on Brother Robert’s visits in the days and weeks to come.
UPDATE – FEBRUARY 29, 2020 | Superior General’s Pastoral Visit Itinerary Announced
The District of San Francisco New Orleans SFNO has announced the general itinerary that Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, will follow on his March 2-15 Pastoral Visit to the District.
The March 2-4 portion of Brother Robert’s visit will be to parts of the southwest area of SFNO, including stops at Cathedral High School, El Paso, Texas and Centro de Formación Integral La Salle, Tijuana, Baja California. March 5-11 will begin with a Brothers’ District Day gathering at Mont La Salle, California, continue with visits to De La Salle High School, Concord; Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga; Justin-Siena High School, Napa; Saint Mary’s Collehe High School, Berkeley; and several days meeting with District leadership groups at the SFNO Provincialate, Mont La Salle. Br. Robert’s trip will wrap up in Louisiana March 12-15 with a Brothers’ District Day gathering in Covington, school visits in New Orleans, and a day at the Regional Vocation and Formation Committee meeting in Loranger.
The District has also announced the general itineraries for the visits of General Councilors Brother Jorge Gallardo de Alba, Brother Rafa Matas, Brother Aidan Kilty, and Brother Ricky Laguda.
Brothers Jorge and Rafa will begin their visit by participating in an El Otro Lado immersion being hosted by Cathedral High School, El Paso, Texas, March 15-21. Following this, they will travel to California, where they will visit Cathedral High School, Los Angeles through March 27.
Brothers Aidan and Ricky will spend March 17-20 in California visiting De Marillac Academy, San Francisco; Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School, Oakland; and De La Salle Academy, Concord. March 23-26 they will travel to Louisiana where they will visit De La Salle High School and Christian Brothers School in New Orleans; and Saint Paul’s School, Covington.