Internal Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Lasallian Mission Days
The Lasallian Mission Days program is an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about many aspects of our Lasallian mission --- from the life and times of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the development of the international Lasallian educational mission, service to the poor, Lasallian spirituality, the Christian Brothers worldwide and at Saint Mary’s, and the history of Saint Mary’s University. The group will meet for four hours each day, for four days, and is for new members of the university community as well as for those who would like to know more about our Lasallian mission today. The Lasallian Mission Days program is for faculty and staff.
Lasallian Summer Retreat
This three-day retreat with Lasallian scholar Brother Jack Curran, Manhattan College, will explore the themes of Lasallian Higher Education. This experience will enhance participants awareness of and contributions to contemporary understandings of the Lasallian heritage for higher education and explore concepts of “mission, salvation, and association” in the Lasallian Catholic higher education context. The summer retreat is offered to faculty and staff.
International Symposium on Lasallian Research
This yearly symposium gathers creative minds to dialogue about the key characteristics or key areas that comprise the field of Lasallian research today, look beyond a study solely of the origins, tradition, and heritage in Lasallian research, break open the possibilities for Lasallian research in the 21st-Century, and propose avenues or topics for future needed Lasallian research. The goal is also to develop a community of scholars committed to supporting, conducting, and publishing Lasallian research. September 21 - 23, 2018 will be our seventh symposium.
External Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
The IALU Leadership Program, a two-week seminar held annually in Rome, Italy, brings together professors at Lasallian colleges and universities to deepen understanding of and commitment to Lasallian partnership by study of the Lasallian charism, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the international Lasallian educational network. The IALU program is specifically designed for university faculty and administrators.
The Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice is a new formation program that focuses on our Lasallian heritage in light of contemporary realities. The thematic areas covered will be: Lasallian Story and Vision; Lasallian Service to the Poor and the Promotion of Social Justice; and Lasallian Spirituality, Vocation and Association. A capstone project is expected of all participants. The program will be conducted on a two year cycle (July 2017-March 2019), and consists of five in-person gatherings and four online sessions. The Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice is designed for faculty and staff.
The Lasallian Social Justice Institute, an annual one-week workshop held in different locations around the country, attempts to ground participants experientially, practically, and spiritually in the Catholic social teachings on social justice and in the preferential option for the poor that is a hallmark of Lasallian identity. LSJI 2017 will address issues of immigration (El Paso, Texas). The LSJI is open to faculty and staff.
Collegium seminars bring together scholars interested in exploring aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and their role in the mission of Catholic higher education. This opportunity rotates on a yearly basis between The College of Holy Cross, Saint John’s University, MN, and the University of Portland. Further information and a description of the week-long program are available by going to www.collegium.org/colloquy.html The Collegium seminars are designed for faculty and university leaders.