Brother Ed Phelan, FSC, with one of his favorite Lasallians, Heather Ruple Gilson

The Ruple Effect

Posted on Mar 4th, 2016 - 4 Comments

Young Volunteers Embrace the Lasallian Mission for Life Click here to see Lasallian Volunteers alumni serving in schools &…

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Officer Edward Phelan of the old 72nd precinct in Brooklyn waked the beat for 24 years with his friends and neighbors.

Lessons from the Street

Posted on Sep 30th, 2015 - 1 Comment

Walking a New Beat With Those We Serve My father was a New York City cop in the old 72nd precinct in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn during…

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All My Everything

Posted on May 20th, 2015 - 1 Comment

On February 9, 2015 news outlets across the world announced the death of Kayla Jean Mueller, 26, at the hands of her ISIS militant captors in…

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Resilience with Help from Above

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015 - 2 Comments

The first meaningful Christian image for me at a young age was my guardian angel. I prayed to this angel every day and knew he would be there for me…

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Spirit at Work

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015 - 1 Comment

Recently on a freezing cold morning, I found myself sitting in the corner of a school cafeteria with a warm, delicious cup of coffee in my…

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Lasallian Blue Bloods

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014 - 0 Comments

Illustration by Al Cassidy 2014 Derived from medieval Europe, “blue bloods” distinguishes the upper class—whose veins appeared blue through…

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Dark is Not Dark to You

Posted on Jul 16th, 2014 - 0 Comments

On the first day of spring this year I was in place on the front lawn of Christian Brothers Center in Narragansett to welcome a magnificent sunrise.…

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The Waste is Great–Collaborate!

Posted on Jun 10th, 2014 - 0 Comments

Early in the spring of 1978 Bill Fecteau and I met on a street corner in the South Bronx to evaluate our efforts to refound a Lasallian community in…

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Lasallian Star Alliance

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - 1 Comment

Recently, while sitting in 22B on a United Airlines flight, I had a great awakening when the president of United came on the screen in front of me…

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God within myTouch

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014 - 0 Comments

A few months ago the Nobel Prize in Physics confirmed the Higgs Boson, the most basic building block of the universe that forms the world we know…

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Befriend the Dragon

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013 - 0 Comments

Not long ago a chapel full of Lasallians gathered at Manhattan College to celebrate and send: celebrate a new Lasallian mission in Jamaica and send…

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Our Nets: Wide and Deep

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013 - 0 Comments

“Community for Mission” defines the Lasallian charism across the world today as it has since the beginning. For most of Lasallian history, its…

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The Eagle and Condor Will Share the Skies

Posted on Jun 28th, 2013 - 0 Comments

“We are the Church, and we are to build that kingdom in our society. I have been chosen by God, just like He did with De La Salle to bring the…

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Mandala by Br. Ed

Life After Life

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2013 - 1 Comment

“Ed,  there are electrical problems at Ocean Rest and we moved the retreat to Pennsylvania. Can you pick up the retreat director at Newark airport…

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Lasallian Shadow from Inside Out

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013 - 0 Comments

The yin-yang symbol intrigues me. It attracts a part of me beyond reason, similar to an attractive painting in the art gallery. It reminds me of my…

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Lasallian Volunteers Go Deeper

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 - 1 Comment

At 3 pm each day, John Joyce (22) reviews the day’s assignment with his class of 7th graders. For them, a review is often a new view. Some even…

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Called to Lead

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 - 1 Comment

On a foggy day before Christmas in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, Chris Giangregorio (33) followed his early morning routine on the…

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We Are All One La Salle

Posted on Nov 30th, 2012 - 0 Comments

For some time, Lasallians have published statements and chapter documents beginning with the words: “We Lasallians, Brothers and…

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Women: Getting and Giving, More and More

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2012 - 0 Comments

As Lasallian Volunteers (LV) approaches its 25th year, one major trend continues to unfold—the steady increase of women volunteers year after…

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For Now & Forever: Lasallian Volunteers Relationships

Posted on Sep 13th, 2012 - 0 Comments

This year, alumni of the Lasallian Volunteers have married each other in record breaking numbers: four couples in as many months. Since 1996, when…

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