The La Salle Heritage Celebration joins together two events: the anniversary of the University’s founding in March 1863, and the international Lasallian feast day (May 15) commemorating St. John Baptist de La Salle as educator, theologian, and founder. In 1680, De La Salle began a movement that transformed education by creating a community of Brothers with whom he developed a spirituality of teaching and learning. One hundred and eighty-three years later that same vision and innovative spirit led to the founding of La Salle College during the Civil War. This time of celebration and thanksgiving for our Lasallian heritage renews our commitment to the vision and innovative spirit of De La Salle and his first Brothers.

Three events will mark this year’s celebration: the Community Dinner, an Explorer Café, and a Eucharistic Liturgy. All members of the University community are welcome to participate in each of these occasions of celebration and thanksgiving.

Ernest J. Miller, FSC
Vice President for Mission
La Salle University

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Community Dinner

COMMUNITY DINNER

4 to 7:30 p.m., Ballroom, La Salle Union

A dinner celebrating the founding of La Salle University. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

20th and Olney

EXPLORER CAFÉ: “LIVING THE LASALLIAN HERITAGE: REFLECTIONS ON THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS ON CAMPUS”

Featuring Charles Booth and Erin Galuchie, Class of 2017, Baba Jallow, History, and Ernest J. Miller, FSC, Vice President for Mission

3–4 p.m., Holroyd Atrium

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Liturgy

UNIVERSITY EUCHARISTIC LITURGY

1 p.m., De La Salle Chapel, College Hall

All are welcome!