Brother Richard Galvin FSC has been at De La Salle Collegiate this week, visiting with students and faculty members. Brother Richard is one of two Auxiliary Provincials for the District of Eastern North America (DENA). In his role he works with vocations, and visits numerous ministries in the DENA District.
Brother Richard is no stranger to the De La Salle community. As a young brother he first taught at De La Salle during the 1986-87 school year, and returned after a postulancy year to the Collegiate from 1988-91. In addition to teaching English and Theology classes, Brother Richard also coached the freshmen lacrosse team in the 1991 season – the same group that went on to win the mythical state lacrosse championship in 1994.
“I wish I had known the ‘94 team was getting together on Sept. 28,” Brother Richard said. “I got the email about it, but already had my visit scheduled for this week.”
Although Brother Richard has been in New York City for nearly 30 years, including time at three schools, he has been back to Michigan many times. He was the DENA Vocation Director in the early 2000s, which brought him to De La Salle to meet with interested students. During his teaching time at St. Raymond’s in the Bronx, his high school alma mater, Brother Richard also coached soccer and brought his teams during the summer for a week of soccer camp with coach Thaier Mukhtar.
“It’s great to be back,” Brother Richard said. “I like being in the school, especially during Spirit Week, because this reminds me what is enjoyable about school.”
Brother Richard is conversing with students, faculty members, and administration, as well as spending time praying and talking with the brothers who are assigned to the De La Salle community. He is also meeting with the Lasallian Formation Team and members of the Board of Trustees.