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Some history



Timeline .


General Chapter No. 37

15 May - 7 June

At the end of the Second World War, the Brothers had great difficulties to assemble in Rome. It was time to rebuild, to consolidate the Institute and to look to the future.


General Chapter No. 38

9 May - 14 June

The Institute decided to promote Lasallian Studies, led by Br Maurice-Auguste, and began a long process of renewal of the Rules under the impetus of Br Nicet-Joseph.


General Chapter No. 39

Two sessions

The Institute accepts the challenge of renewal adapted to the signs of the times. It is a critical moment which will require the involvement of minds and hearts ready to build a new Institute.


General Chapter No. 40

14 April - 19 June

The General Chapter faces boldly, and not without concern, the consequences of a total renewal in the face of a rapidly changing world and Church.


General Chapter No. 41

7 April - 3 June

The Institute finishes the ad experimentum period and enthusiastically welcomes the definitive drafting of the Rule, in an atmosphere of Lasallian Family, opening up to the formal participation of the lay in the mission of the Institute.


General Chapter No. 42

5 April - 15 May

The Institute welcomes lay Lasallians to the Chapter and ratifies their presence and commitment within the Lasallian Educational Mission, especially of Lasallian women.


General Chapter No. 43

1 May - 16 June

The Institute declares that the Lasallian Educational Mission is lived together with the laity in co-responsibility. It is a time of openness in the face of the challenges of a century that is beginning with the promise of globalisation.


General Chapter No. 44

1 May - 4 June

Together and by association, the Institute faces its commitment to the education of the world's poor with open eyes and burning hearts.


General Chapter No. 45

22 April - 8 June

The Institute, attentive to the signs of the times, approves a new version of the Rule, understanding that God's work is manifested in the educational efforts of Brothers and Lasallians in today's world.

Pictures: Museum La Salle, General House, Rome.
Texts: Br. Diego Muñoz, fsc.

Photo gallery .


Logos from Previous Chapters .


Odds and ends (Miscellaneous items) .

During the voting to elect the Brother Superior General, in the Aula Magna, only the Brother Capitulants can remain. All personnel involved with translation, communcations, logistics, leave the room.

Once the Brother Superior is elected and while he receives the applause and congratulations of the Brother Capitulants, the bells of the Church of Saint John Baptist de La Salle ring for several minutes and the doors of the Aula Magna are opened.

The Communications Office has prepared at least three possible documents with the names of potential Superior Generals. Once the election is official, the news is published on social media and on the website. Other graphic and written pieces are completely destroyed.

Brother Superior General is elected and minutes later, he is greeted by the personnel of the Generalate who wait for him at the main entrance who then accompany him in procession to the Church of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.