On 20 May 2014, Brother Robert Schieler was elected Superior General for the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

During the 45th General Chapter, at 3.20 p.m. the session was opened by Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverria, Superior for two consecutive terms. On that day 88 Capitular Brothers and 5 Consultor Brothers without voting rights were present.

At 5 p.m. the name of the 27th Superior General was announced: Robert Schieler.

There was immediate applause in the Aula Magna of the Generalate as the bells of the Shrine of St John Baptist de La Salle announced the special event.

Brother Robert was born in 1950 in Philadelphia, USA. In his first year he was a teacher in his home country and then spent 13 years as a missionary in the Philippines. He was Auxiliary Visitor of the District of Baltimore from 1991 to 1998, Director of Education for the former Region USA-Toronto from 1998 to 2001, and Visitor of his District from 2001 to 2007. Prior to his election as Brother Superior General, he was General Councillor for the Lasallian Region of RELAN (USA and Canada).

The next General Chapter will be held in Pataya, Thailand, in May 2022. It was planned for this year, but due to the special circumstances of the pandemic, it has been postponed by one year.

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