Every Other Friday throughout the semester, we will post student reflections on different topics of faith and service. Also on these days all the intentions made through this link, will be added to our Intention book and remembered in our prayers throughout the upcoming two weeks. Below is this weeks reflection done by Jacques Linder, Class of 2018:
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you“
“As Jesus is compassionate and dies for our sins, so we must also be compassionate and give thanks for what God has given us. This compassion and thankfulness is similar to the times when we were little kids and went around trick-or-treating. The people that opened up their homes to different Halloween characters demonstrate the compassion Jesus preaches. And of course, after we receive our candy, we always say “Thank You.” This interaction of compassion and thanks is exactly what St. Paul describes.”
Check out this Evensong reflection given by Austin Vasko about why he chooses to serve. His reflection in collaboration with the Lasallian Days of Peace gathering involving Hunger and Peace. Austin is a coordinator of Pheed Philadelphia and a participant in the Habitat for Humanity service trip.
“I believe finding peace through alleviating poverty is a reasonable goal. Difficult, but its certainly reasonable. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, most of us chose to follow the Lasallian way not because it is the easiest or most glamorous, but because it is necessary and we have been blessed with opportunity to serve.”
As Part of the Lasallian Days of Peace, Catholic Relief Services put together a 21 day prayer journey called “Walk with Me.” The goal of the days of peace is to raise awareness of the movement to eradicate poverty, particularly as it affects access to nutrition and survival. Join us each day for a new reflection.
Day Twenty One:
Check out the reflections from our family weekend Liturgy. It is tradition that two seniors reflect on what family means to them. Thank you to Matthew Roche and Jillian Lucanie for continuing this tradition!
Check out this story from CBS 3 about our partner Face to Face Germantown and the work that Pheed is doing with them.
Thank you to all who came out to our opening mass on the quad. It was a big success. Also, thank you to all of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the La Salle family that submitted intentions to be remembered. Your intentions were remembered during the celebration and will be kept in prayer throughout the year.
This is a video done by Molly Mahon, a student who participated in Project Mapendo this year. The trip traveled to Browning, MT to volunteer at the De La Salle Blackfeet School located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
This is a video done Anson Marsh, a student who participated in the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge in Forsyth County, North Carolina over Spring Break 2014
The goal of University Ministry and Service at La Salle University is to further the Catholic Identity and Lasallian mission of the University. UMAS promotes the core Lasallian values of faith, service, and community through our programs and our daily actions. We follow the example of St John Baptist de La Salle by serving those in need as well as working to educate ourselves and others about social injustices. We encourage and support the dialogue between faith and reason, interreligious dialogue, and provide opportunities for worship, study, retreat, community service, justice action, student leadership, and spiritual direction. Through an atmosphere of fellowship and outreach, UMAS strives to meet individual students where they are, introduce them to a life of service, and help students become their best selves.
|La Salle University has published this book: La Salle University and its Catholic Lasallian Mission. It serves as one of the many ways La Salle shares its story with students.Read the book and learn about what it means to be a member of the community known as La Salle University.|