In his message of 4 June 2023 – on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity – Brother Armin Luistro, Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, announced that a Plenary Assembly will be held at the Generalate in Rome from 7 to 14 July 2024.

This Assembly has been envisioned as a fraternal encounter in a synodal perspective that convenes a group of Brothers and Lasallian Partners to discern God’s call to journey and to make possible the Pathways of Transformation that will allow us to be “One Lasallian Family, with diverse vocations; leaven for a more fraternal world, sent forth to encounter God in those who are poor, and to promote justice”, as mandated by the 46th General Chapter. 

It is not a decision-making body, as is the case with the General Chapters or the International Assemblies of the Lasallian Educational Mission. The Plenary Assembly focuses, rather, on the search for consensus based on a participative dynamic that allows us to move forward together around the priorities of the Institute.

This will be the priority of the 70 participants who will arrive in Rome from all Regions, led by the Superior General, including the members of the three Councils of the Institute, the Brother Visitors and Presidents of Delegations, the Commission Chairs, the Office Directors, the Brothers who provide general and administrative services in the Institute, as well as a Representative of the Standing Committee of Young Brothers. 

According to the organisers, it will be an opportunity to “review, strengthen and agree on how to live more authentically the dream of the 46th General Chapter and the III AIMEL, identifying where we have made progress, where we need to focus our attention, and where changes are required.”

The Plenary Assembly also pursues to “generate a broader understanding of the Institute’s new governance model, enriching the dynamics of the Councils, Commissions and Offices”, while aims to “revive the ‘Leavening movement’ by valuing the international character of the Lasallian Family and by sharing best practices and processes that are evident in the Districts”.

In general terms, the Plenary Assembly will be a meaningful moment in the Institute’s journey to “share a spiritual, fraternal and synodal experience that will allow us to grow in the understanding and experience that we are ‘One La Salle'”.

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