Br. Domenic Viggiani- President
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and the conviction of things we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
From the very beginning of the establishment of the Christian schools by St. John Baptist De La Salle and the early Brothers the school has been viewed as a means of salvation. It is, therefore, a fundamental aspect of our school community to encourage all its members – students, teachers, support staff and parents, to grow into closer union with the Blessed Trinity by viewing all things with the eyes of faith.
Faith is the path to God. It is through a life of faith that we become saints. The vocation of all believers is to become our best selves in the eyes of God. Without faith we can never learn to trust in God.
We begin by seeking the Kingdom of God. We love our neighbour as ourselves. We sincerely try to learn Catholic teaching. We do something each day to draw nearer to Our Blessed Mother. We make frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We freely forgive others. We endeavour at Holy Mass to enter deeply into its beauty. We prepare ourselves to receive worthily the Eucharist. We become people who are grateful and cheerful. We become men and women of prayer.
The call to membership in our school community is a call to goodness. Faith and zeal help us to be good.
The Lasallian educational tradition as expressed and lived at De La Salle College is an extension of the apostolic mission of the Catholic Church. As part of one of the largest educational networks in the world, the Lasallian mission can be found in over 110 schools and ministries just in the United States and Canada. Since 1680, educational institutions in more than 80 countries today have been influenced by the vision and innovative spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron Saint of All Teachers.
- We are animated by and foster a spirit of faith and zeal.
- We create and sustain respectful human relationships in the community.
- We develop and maintain diverse programs meeting recognized standards of excellence
- We exercise a preferential option for the poor
- We instill Gospel Values
Important Lasallian Pages
The 12 virtues of a Lasallian leader can help guide our actions and inform our decisions as we work to grow in our faith and follow the call to lead. The virtues being recognized are Prudence, Zeal and Respect.
Ms. Bell provides a piece on the Solemnity of the Annunciation and the Consecration to Mary for Russia and Ukraine.
Every morning as a school, we gather (virtually) for our National Anthem, a morning reflection (written by one of our staff), prayer, and announcements. For this week’s Catholic Corner, we would like to share two of our staff’s morning reflections with you.
This morning we at De La Salle were extremely excited to celebrate Ash Wednesday! Check out this article for messages from Brother Domenic, Ms. Bell, a link to the event and photos!