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Lasallian community celebrates 300 years

  • Nigel Akuani

De La Salle, Bomana: Commemorating the Tercentenary of the death of St John Baptist de La Salle, the Lasallian community in PNG celebrated with a Eucharistic celebration on Friday, 22ndFebruary 2019. 

The Eucharist celebration was held at the De La Salle Secondary School in Bomana and was attended by the various members of the Lasallian Family Office such as the De La Salle Brothers, teachers, students and alumni.

Present at the celebration was Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Archbp. Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal who was the main celebrant. He spoke on the work of the Lasallian Brothers in PNG and the world.

“The De La Salle Brothers have touched the hearts of thousands and millions of young children all over the world. De La Salle Brothers of different nationalities offered their time and energy to educate hundreds of thousands of Papua New Guineans,” shared the Apostolic Nuncio. 

“As members of this institution what you learn here is to become responsible and impart what you learn to the next generation and to try to find time for the poor and marginalized.”

 

The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Lasallian Family has designated 2019 as the Year of Lasallian Vocations.

 

The Tercentenary and the Year of Vocation is a holy way of commemorating the continuous work of the Lasallian Family even after the death of its founders’ 300-years ago. The occasion celebrates the great deeds they achieved for many Papua New Guinean communities and for the youths and poor across the world.

Throughout the world, events and celebrations are being planned to honour our common heritage of providing a human and Christian education to the young, and the poor, and to promote the vocation of the educational ministry.