Luke Salm, FSC, STD
The topic I have been asked to address is the vow of association or, more accurately, our vow of association. A great deal has been written in recent years on structures of association for our lay colleagues. It is still an ongoing discussion everywhere as the Institute looks forward to the General Chapter of 2007. Most of the literature that I have read on the subject either gives the vow of the Brothers short shrift or ignores it altogether. That is good reason to ask ourselves how our vow makes distinctive our contribution to the Lasallian mission in association with one another and with our lay colleagues.
Association; Lasallian; De La Salle
About the Author
Luke Salm, FSC, S.T.D.
Brother Luke Salm (1921-2009) was a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College for more than half a century. He was the first religious Brother and non-cleric to earn a doctorate in theology (S.T.D.) at The Catholic University of America (1955). He was an elected delegate of the District of New York to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd General Chapters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; and he was a noted historian of the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.