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Feel the Zeal: Lasallian Days 2015

Can you believe it is nearing the end of January? Where did the time go?

One of the biggest intentions for the Midwest District Office was to be present to our family, friends, alumni, and Brothers around the country. We kicked off our season in Stevens Point, WI and zipped around the Midwest to Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Memphis.

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We are geared up to visit the Southwest, the West Coast, and the Sunshine State.

Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Visitor/Provincial of the Midwest District, will be in San Diego, Sarasota, and Naples. Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC Former Vicar General for the Brothers worldwide and current Novitiate Director for our region will be in Tucson and Phoenix.

Both of these men walk with our Brothers through the many stages of their life and serve as a witness to their faith.

This invitation is extended to anyone who is a fan of the Christian Brothers and the work that Lasallians carry out across the country. We sincerely hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! For a complete list of our 2015 events, please click here.

2015 Lasallian Days: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Lasallian Day Tucson
Thunder Canyon Brewery and Restaurant-Downtown
220 E Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85701
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Thursday, February 19, 2015: Lasallian Day Phoenix
The Westin-Kierland Resort and Spa
The Brittlebush Room
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Friday, February 20, 2015: Lasallian Day San Diego
The Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden
4095 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Lasallian Day Naples
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
The Chokoloskee Room
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard
Naples, FL 34102
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Thursday, March 5, 2015: Lasallian Day Sarasota
Libby’s Cafe + Bar
1917 S. Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
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For more information  or questions about the events, please email mdavison@cbmidwest.org. 

We can’t wait to be with you-“together & by association.”


CIL on Vocations week 4


Brother Alvaro joined us for dinner after a long day session

Br. Arian from the Philippines facilitated and presented this week. He was amazing both in sharing the vocation efforts of our Brothers and Lasallians in the Philippines and in helping us highlight the efforts throughout the world. Cultures are so different, approaches vary, but in the end our joys, frustrations, challenges and blessings are very much the same.

Last week-end four of us, two from India, one from Australia and myself spent several hours walking at the Vatican, literally from bottom to top. I remember walking to the top of the dome 32 years ago. It is just as high now and, I must admit, it takes a little longer to get there. I also enjoyed a visit at North American College with the Seminarians from Dubuque and Fr. Dennis Quint, Pastor at Dyersville, IA. Alan and I have had few meetings both counting our blessings and praying for hope and courage.

Br. Jose Rubio (Chewy) from the generalate asked me to be on a panel with him next week to assist with his presentation. Perhaps Alan will write about that next week. Time is going fast. There are just seven more days, but whose counting?

-Br. Stephen Markham