During Lent La Salle Academy is twinned with its Lasallian “brother” school in Kenya (Rongai Agricultural and Technical Secondary School). On Ash Wednesday morning (5 March 2014) students at La Salle Academy and at Rongai Secondary School prayed this prayer that joined them as members of the Lasallian Family.
They were joined in this prayer by students from schools across the Lwanga District (Africa) and the Lasallian Region of North America. La Salle students collected money for their “brother” school and will continue to do so until the end of Lent.
LENTEN TWINNING PRAYER
Loving God, Creator of all that is good and holy,
through Your grace You inspired
Saint John Baptist de La Salle,
to open schools for the young so we may learn
of Your love for us and receive a Christian education
thereby becoming the sons or daughters you created us to be.
Today, guided by Your Divine Providence,
the Lasallian Mission enriches the lives of
thousands of young people all over our world.
During this time of Lent,
we offer our prayers in a special way
for our fellow Lasallian sisters and brothers
in twin schools in the Lwanga District and the Lasallian Region of North America.
As a global Lasallian faith community,
we live in association through our Twinning Program,
for we pray for one another,
learn from one another,
and support one another.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude as we engage in this blessed opportunity
to deepen the connection twin schools share.
Loving God, we pray that you will touch our hearts,
filled with zeal for the Mission,
as we, Lasallians on two continents, come together in solidarity.
May we gain a greater understanding that,
although distance separates us,
we have more in common than we may realize.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, Your Son and our brother, Amen.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle… Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever.
Brother Frederick Mueller