When was the very first time you thought of wanting to become a De La Salle Brother?
Back in high school, I had the opportunity to work with different Brothers through organizations like Search-In and SACB. My encounters and relationships with them opened that possibility for me to consider the vocation of the De La Salle Brothers.
What made you decide to become a De La Salle Brother?
I think the decision to become a Brother really came after a series of decisions to try it out. I joined activities that allowed me to get to know the Brothers more — their life of community, ministry and prayer. At some point, I felt and believed that I will just have to take that leap of faith and immerse myself into this vocation. I have no regrets making that life-changing decision.
How did it occur to you that your profession is your calling?
I believe that this is my calling because it is clear to me that my passion for teaching is helping others.
How do you discern and live out the Lasallian core values of faith, service and communion in your chosen vocation?
Every day, I have to live out these values not because it is expected of me but rather it is through our witnessing as educators that students will learn and integrate them as their own.
How will you promote to your fellow young Lasallians the vocation you have chosen? What advice can you give them?
To be an elder Brother, mentor, and guide to young people entails committing your whole life and self to the Lasallian mission. Talk to God; it is the first step to discovering if this is the life that God wants for you.