Robert Schieler, FSC, Ed.D.


In this address to participants in the Fourth Annual International Lasallian Research Symposium, the Superior General articulates how the Year of Consecrated Life, the dedication of the year 2016 as the special jubilee Year of Mercy, and publication of the papal encyclical Laudato Si comprise a set of compelling invitations for three encounters: a personal encounter with the meaning of our Lasallian vocation for today, a relational encounter of mercy with people on the margins of our societies, and an encounter with our environment – God’s creation. Implications for existing and emerging Lasallian research agendas are explored.


Lasallian research agenda; Higher education research; Catholic higher education


Lasallian Research in the Twenty-First Century

About the Author

Robert Schieler, FSC, Ed.D.

Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, EdD, was elected Superior General of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 2014. Previously, he served for seven years as General Councilor for the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). The Philadelphia native is a graduate of La Salle College (now University) in Philadelphia, PA, and holds masters’ degrees in European History (Notre Dame) and Asian Studies (University of Philippines) as well as a doctorate in Educational Administration (University of Pennsylvania).

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