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Brother Jerome is a De La Salle Christian Brother.

THE CONGREGATION OF THE BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, ALSO CALLED THE DE LA SALLE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, OR SIMPLY, THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, IS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION DEDICATED TO PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH A CHRISTIAN, CATHOLIC, AND CULTURAL EDUCATION WITH A SPECIAL EMPHASIS FOR THE YOUNG AND POOR.

For approximately ten years,Brother Jerome has taught at De La Salle Institute, Chicago, Illinois. During two of those ten years, he was the academic administrator for the school, 1500 students at the time. There he taught the Catholic religion, remedial reading, geometry, auto shop, wood shop and art appreciation. He was the Chairman of the Arts Department. He has spent the past 20 years as the Director of the Lasallian International Art/Culture Center near Florence, Italy. Brother Jerome has a Master of Science in Art Education; Master of Arts in School Administration; and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.

Brother Jerome’s works are in wood, mixed media, plastic resin, fiberglass, brass, bronze, stainless steel, silver and gold. He works extremely small and also large. His works are representational, organic, abstract, and an integration of all of these characteristics.

HE HAS CREATED MORE THAN 2000 DESIGNS FOR SCULPTURE, PENDANTS, RINGS, CHAINS, CHALICES, AND OTHER WORKS OF ART. THE SALE OF THESE WORKS OF ART HAS PROVIDED FOR:

1. THE EXPENSES OF SEVERAL BROTHERS AND NUMEROUS STUDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE WORK/STUDY PROGRAM WHICH HE DIRECTS IN ITALY AND THE U.S.A..

2. THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF THE LASALLIAN INTERNATIONAL ART/CULTURE CENTER NEAR FLORENCE, ITALY.

3. HIS EXPENSES AS A BROTHER FOR LIVING, TRAVEL, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS FOR ADMINISTRATION, CARE OF THE ELDERLY BROTHERS, AND EDUCATION OF YOUNG BROTHERS.

IT IS HOPED THAT THE CONTINUED SALES OF THESE WORKS OF ART WILL BENEFIT MANY OTHER BROTHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, AS WELL AS ENRICH THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO PURCHASE THEM.

FOR THOSE WHO ORDER, PURCHASE, AND/OR GIVE AWAY THESE REMINDERS OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS MISSION, PRAYERS ARE OFFERED EVERY DAY TO GOD FOR THEIR EARTHLY WELFARE AND THEIR ETERNAL SALVATION BY BROTHER JEROME.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose for the creation, production and sale of Brother Jerome's works of art is twofold:

1. TO PROMOTE CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR DIVINELY, CREATED ORIGIN, LIFE, AND DESTINY IN CHRIST JESUS - LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS.

a. "So we are ambassadors for Christ;..." (2Cor. 5:20)

b. "We are God's work of art created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as He meant us to live it form the very beginning." (Eph. 2:10)

c. "It is ideas that we demolish, every presumptuous notion that is set up against the knowledge of God,... (2Cor. 10:4-5)

2. TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE CHRISTIAN AND CULTURAL EDUCATION OF ALL PEOPLE, AND WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS FOR THE YOUNG AND THE POOR.

a."Make sure that no one captivates you with the empty lure of a "philosophy' of the kind that human beings hand on, based on the principles of this world and not on Christ." (Col. 2:8)

b. "Instruct those who are rich in this world's goods...they are to do good and be rich in good works, generous in giving and always ready to share---" (1Tim. 6:17-18)

c. "Keep doing good works and sharing your resources, for these are the kinds of sacrifice that pleases God." (Hebrews 13:16)