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Administrative Reflections

President's Reflections

Catholic schools exist to promote the Gospel, communicate Christ and help to form Christ in the lives of students. As such, Catholic schools help Catholic families and other people of faith to the discovery of life’s meaning and elicit new hopes today and in the future. 

In the Lasallian tradition, Catholic schools help students adopt a critical stance towards contemporary society. These schools are characterized by the determination to make the means of salvation available to young people through a quality education and by an explicit proclamation of Jesus Christ. “The Rule” 2 #13

We live in a cultural climate in which moral norms are often thought to be matters of personal preference. Catholic schools have a crucial role to play in leading the younger generation to realize that freedom consists above all in being able to respond to the demands of the truth. “Veritatis splendor” #84 

At certain times during the academic and liturgical year, De La Salle offers messages, prayers, and reflections to give the community opportunities to learn about aspects of the life of the school and engage others in our evangelical mission. The proclamation of the Gospel has never been easy or always well-received by the world. 

All of us, but especially young Catholics, need to be informed, developed and encouraged to become courageous defenders and promoters of our faith in order to know Christ and to bring Christ to others. The Lasallian educational vision is not complete without the recognition that the school is an integral means of salvation. 

Br. Domenic Viggiani

De La Salle President – 2010 to Present 
De La Salle Principal – 1994 to 2010  
Delegate to General Chapter of FSC’s Rome 2000  
Delegate to General Chapter of FSC’s Rome 2007   
President of the FSC Delegation of Toronto 2002 – 2007

Brother's Recent Reflections

Brother Domenic Reflects on Family Day

Reflecting on the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Brother Domenic, invites students, parents, and colleagues to contemplate the significance of family, emphasizing its role as the cornerstone of society and echoing the Church's steadfast commitment to its sanctity amidst contemporary challenges.

Brother Domenic's 2023 Christmas Message

In a world often at odds with Christian values, the paradoxical essence of Christmas stands out. As we prepare to celebrate amidst troubles, homelessness is contrasted with celebrating a homeless child, and our acts of compassion echo the teachings of a great healer amidst societal anxieties. Brother Domenic invites reflection on the true essence of this season, emphasizing the profound message of love, compassion, and renewal that underlies the celebration

Brother Domenic Reflects: Embracing Advent, A Season of Preparation and Eternal Truths

The significance of Advent often passes by amidst the holiday rush. This reflection from Brother Domenic dives into the deeper meaning of this season of preparation, emphasizing prayer, charity, and the timeless relevance of the Church's teachings. Delve into the essence of Advent as a journey toward the Christ-Child and a profound exploration of God's incarnation among us.

Brother Domenic's Remembrance Day Message: Honoring Sacrifice and Committing to Peace

In a heartfelt message, Brother Domenic emphasizes the significance of Remembrance Day, urging students to honour the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. He encourages a commitment to peace, emphasizing the sacredness of life and the ongoing struggle against evil, as well as reflecting on the names of De La Salle College students listed on the memorial plaque.

Reflections on the Synod on Synodality From Brother Domenic: Embracing Catholic Faith in a Challenging World

In response to the recent Synod on Synodality, Brother reflects on the role of consensus and unwavering faith in upholding Catholic beliefs in a world that challenges them.

ADMINISTRATORS’ REFLECTIONS

 

Our Administrative Team offers personal reflections relating to academic, social/emotional, and spiritual aspects of our school with its focus on school life experiences. The reflections serve to offer perspectives on how our community cultivates the DEL educational experience which is nurtured by our Catholic faith and animated in the spirit of our Lasallian tradition.

John Voutsinos
M.Ed, OCT
Principal
Lynda Di Prospero

OCT
Vice-Principal