Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Hong Kong - as well as 17 of the United States - are the places from which 120 Lasallian colleagues are coming to Manhattan College from Sunday, June 25 through Friday, July 7. They are participating in the Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies.
Mark Freund, Executive Director for Lasallian Education, extends an invitation to all Manhattan College faculty, staff, and administrators to visit and engage with these participants at any number of occasions. Some of the specific events that may be of interest include:
Morning Prayer (Monday – Friday, 26 – 30 June and 3 – 7 July) at 8:30 AM in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Evening Prayer (Monday – Friday, 26 – 30 June and on Monday, 3 July, Wednesday, 5 July, and Thursday, 6 July) at 8:30 PM in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Mass – 5:00 PM in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on the following dates:
Monday, 26 June
Wednesday, 28 June
Friday, 30 June
Wednesday, 5 July
Closing Mass – 5:00 PM in the Chapel on Friday, 7 July
Buttimer participants will eat lunch in Lockes Loft on all week days at 12:15 PM (though attendance on 4 July may be light). Dinner is scheduled on weekday evenings at 5:45 PM (attendance on 4 July will be light and there will be no dinner on Friday, 7 July).
We have enjoyed the generosity and graciousness of the Manhattan College community (especially Ken and Ieva in Conference Services and Amy Surak in the Archives) over the past six months as we have worked to make this move to Manhattan College a successful one, and we thank the entire team at the College for all they are doing to make the experience a great one for the 100+ Lasallians attending Buttimer from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa.