17 September 2020
Dear Brothers Visitor, Brothers and members of the Lasallian Family,
I am happy to share with you the good news that that my liver transplant was a success. I feel fine and I have resumed my full responsibilities as Brother Superior. I am most grateful for your prayers and support which, I believe, have contributed to my recovery.
I would like to thank Brother Jorge, Vicar General, and the Brothers of the General Council for their leadership while I focused on my health. I invite you to offer a prayer of gratitude for the doctors, nurses and their support staff who professionally and compassionately cared for me. I continue to hold in prayer both the generous liver donor and their loved ones.
Since the doctors recommend that I not travel at this time, for the time being I will continue to work from my community in the United States.
Once again, I thank you for your prayers and support that have accompanied me from the initial diagnosis of cancer and all throughout this period of surgery and recovery. Your many expressions of concern and promise of prayers have been a source of strength for me. Please join me in thanking God that I am able to continue to serve you.
Brother Robert Schieler, FSC