The new Superior General has a connection to La Salle

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Br. Armin Luistro, FSC, HON ’04, meeting with Pope Francis.

A Christian brother with ties to La Salle University has been chosen as the next leader of the historic order.

Armin Luistro, FSC, HON ’04, will serve as the 28th Superior General of the Brothers of Christian Schools following an election at the 46th General Chapter of the Institute to be held in Rome May 1-22. His term runs until 2029.

Brother Armin attended Philadelphia and La Salle University in May 2004 and received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the university’s graduation practice.

His tenure as superior general follows immediately on the eight-year tenure of La Salle alumnus Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, ’72—the third American brother to serve as superior general. Br. Robert is a former Councilor General of the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), of which La Salle University is a part.

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Br Robert Schieler, FSC, ’72, Br Armin Luistro, FSC, HON ’04, and Br Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria, FSC, pictured left to right.

Br. Armin, 60, is the first Filipino to lead the Christian Brothers, a congregation of more than 3,000 brothers dedicated to the mission of Lasallian formation. He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1979 and made his profession in 1988.

Br. Armin has over 34 years of experience in the private and public education sector. Prior to his tenure as secretary of the Philippine Ministry of Education, he was a District Provincial of the Philippines for more than a quarter century. During this time he oversaw the steady growth of Lasallian education in the Southeast Asian nation and the expansion of the Lasallian mission to the sprawling archipelago. Prior to his election as Superior General, he served as Provincial of the Lasallien East Asia District, which includes seven Southeast Asian countries.

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Br. Armin Luistro, FSC, HON ’04, and Br. Robert Schieler, FSC, ’72, at the 46th General Chapter of the Institute, held in Rome from May 1st to 22nd.

In addition to his honorary doctorate from La Salle, Br. Armin earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1981 and a master’s degree in religious and values ​​education from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines in 2003. He holds a PhD in Education Management from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod, Philippines.

– Christopher A.Vito

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