Forty-eight Provincials and all other major superidrs of the Brothers of the Christian Schools throughout the world went to the Motherhouse in Rome for the Solemn Triduum last week which opened the La Sallian Year to honour their founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle. on the 50th anniversary of his canonization and the 300th anniversary of his birth in Rheims.
Fr. J. L. Lievin. C.SS.R.. Rector of the Redemptorist International House of Studies in Rome, preached the retreat. Brother AthanaseEmile. Superior General. gave two talks a day on administrative matters. All talks and sermons were in French. the official language of the Institute.
During the course of St. La Salle's Day. the Brother Superior General announced the appointment of Cardinal Micara, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites and Consultor of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, as Cardinal Protector of the Congregation.