April Mission Month Celebration Honors Founder’s Legacy

Manhattan College will host several events inspired by the legacy of John Baptist de La Salle.

mission-month.jpgThroughout the month of April, known as Mission Month at Manhattan College, the College will host a series of events inspired by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the order that founded Manhattan College in 1853.

During Mission Month, the College will celebrate its core identity and inclusive community through a broad range of lectures, presentations, performances, discussions, and other events that showcase Manhattan’s Lasallian values — excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct and commitment to social justice.

“Mission Month is an opportunity for us to call to mind aspects of our Lasallian core identity which inspire our mission and encourage our students to think, wonder, imagine, and to build a good life — a life of meaning and purpose,” says Brother Jack Curran ’80, vice president for Mission.

The events of Mission Month 2017 are sponsored by a wide range of departments, programs and individuals that reflect the diversity of the Manhattan College community.

By Pete McHugh