MORE than 100 young Lasallians from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea gathered in Auckland, New Zealand to celebrate their St John-Baptist De La Salle heritage and their commitment to Lasallian mission from April 16-20.
Brothers in Action, a group of former students of De La Salle College, Auckland, hosted the annual five-day event, the first time it has been held outside Brisbane.
The theme for the gathering was ‘Let the Passion Burn’, which reflected the Easter Passion of Jesus Christ and how it should impact with passionate dedication to the service of youth and the poor in the spirit of St John-Baptist De La Salle.
The gathering began with a Powhiri, a traditional Maori welcome, which was followed by interactive cultural performances.
Members of Auckland’s De La Salle College community, led by Andrew Ulugia, provided the music.
Guest speaker Eric Amaladas, from the La Salle Centre in Malaysia, challenged those taking part to have a strong foundation in faith as they sought to live lives of ministry.
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