GROUP C: “SERVICE TO THE POOR”
The dimension of service to the poor has been a topical subject during the 3 centuries of the history of the De La Salle Order. The words of the Founder “ the abandonment of the children of artisans and of the poor” continue nowadays to be a call for Lasallians. This was the initial message which Br.Jean-FrançoisMorlier (France) gave to the Chapter Assembly as Group Reporter for Group C.
This Group, made up of 18 Capitulants from the 5 Lasallian Regions, was co-ordinated by Br. Francisco López (Panama).
For their work, the source they used was the Report of Br.Superior and his Council, which gave an explicit invitation to this service to the most needy, as well as certain contributions from the International Assembly 2006. They also took into account the documentation from the Inter-Capitular Meeting of 2004 and from the folders of the Capitulants.
As with the rest of the Reports, this was an unfinished draft. The rich interventions of the Capitulants in the discussion which followed the presentation, will be of help to the Group in drawing up the definitive text which will later be proposed to the Capitular Assembly.