(Prayer offered on the Public Address system and via intranet for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Monday morning, 19 October 2015)
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen!
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Yesterday we had a large gathering for our Open House—people young and old trying to discover more about La Salle Academy. What we have discovered during our time here is that we at La Salle Academy are part of a great Lasallian Family. This morning’s prayer is our chance to discover something new about our Lasallian brothers and sisters in South India.
Brother James Kimpton (whom you will meet in the video) is a 90 year old Brother from Great Britain who in 1964 (51 years ago when he was 39) was missioned to Madurai, India, where he built Boys’ Town (a trade school for poor boys). In subsequent years he started Boys’ Village for younger poor boys and Reaching the Unreached Society to address the needs of rural villages subject to abject poverty.This video you will soon view describes the current work of Reaching the Unreached—providing education for boys and girls, serving the needs of HIV children, and offering technical development skills to villages.
As we view this, let’s ask ourselves how we make the Lasallian Mission a reality. What would someone see in a video about us?
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever.
Brother Frederick Mueller, FSC