Brother Armin Luistro, 28th Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
On 18 May 2022, during the 46th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the Assembly of 70 Chapter Brothers, meeting in the Aula Magna of the Generalate in Rome, elected Brother Armin Luistro 28th Superior General of the Institute.
The election comes eight years (seven years according to the Institute's Rule, but one more because of the pandemic) after the previous government was appointed in 2014, also in Rome.
The Superior General was voted, by the 70 Chapter Brothers, in absolute silence. As the name of the chosen one was pronounced, all the Brothers present in the Aula Magna, and those who did not have the right to vote had been invited to leave the Hall, were able to re-enter to congratulate the newly elected. To accompany the solemn moment, the bells of the Sanctuary of the Generalate joyfully rang for a few minutes.
At the end of the day, the new Superior General, accompanied by the Brothers and all the collaborators of the Generalate went to the Sanctuary to pray before the relics of the Founder, John Baptist De La Salle.
Brother Armin Altamirano Luistro, FSC, was born on 24 December 1961. Luistro joined the La Salle Scholasticate (the academic training centre of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) in Manila in April 1979, while studying at De La Salle University (DLSU).
He received the religious habit in October 1981, professed his first religious vows in October 1982 and his final vows in May 1988.