To celebrate the centennial of Saint Mary’s University and to deepen their Lasallian formation, several SMU Trustees plus Bro. William Mann and SMU staff members spent the week of April 21-27 in France. Based in Paris, the group of 25 also made day trips to Reims and Rouen to visit and learn about specific Lasallian sites that were part of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s life. We were accompanied by Brother Claude Reinhardt (RELEM), General Councilor, and Bro. Manuel Pajarillo (PARC), Director of CIL.
Throughout we were welcomed warmly by the Brothers and Lasallian Partners of the French District, and at the same time, we were able to enjoy both Paris as well as the French countryside during our excursions to Rouen and Reims. It also gave those of us present a prime opportunity to get to know one another better. The photos best capture some of the moments of our time together.
A special thanks to Steve Titus, Senior Vice President and several other SMU Staff, for coordinating this wonderful Lasallian experience.
Bro. Larry Schatz, SMU Trustee