This document, which was written in preparation for the 44th General Chapter of 2007, was intended to stimulate a rich and interactive dialogue among the Brothers of the international Institute about what it means to be a Brother today. It compares and contrasts the reality faced by the delegates to the 39th General Chapter of 1966-1967 with that faced by the delegates to the 44th General Chapter of 2007. Rooted in a passion for God and a passion for the poor, the life of the Brother today is viewed from the perspective of five quite distinctive international perspectives, De La Salle’s foundational journey, and the inspiring foundational icons of Lasallian identity presented in the Meditations for the Time of Retreat.
Keywords: passion for God, passion for the poor, foundational icons, being Brothers today, educational urgencies, spirituality, future, horizon, Church, faith and zeal, dreams, hopes, journey, biblical icons
Miguel Campos, FSC
Brother Miguel Campos FSC earned his doctoral degree from the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome, Italy. During sixty remarkable yeas of religious life, Brother Miguel has distinguished himself as an excellent teacher, an outstanding retreat master, and an international Lasallian scholar without peer. From 2000 to 2007, he was a member of the General Council of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Italy.