Miguel Campos FSC (right)



by Br. Robert Schieler, FSC (left)

Born in Guantanamo, Cuba, Br. Miguel Campos, FSC, joined the Brothers in 1959. For more than six decades Br. Miguel has shared his passion for our Lasallian heritage with thousands of Brothers and Lasallians through his writings, workshops, and seminars. A mentor and guide to many on their Lasallian journey, Br. Miguel’s engaging style has invited and encouraged others to develop their own talents and skills. He speaks with you as a peer, an equal—though few are equal to Miguel’s gifts.

Among his studies, he did undergraduate and graduate work at the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome. The fruit of his doctoral dissertation is the widely read and much appreciated Meditations for the Time of Retreat. Among his many contributions for a better understanding of John Baptist de La Salle’s educational vision and spirituality are two works written in collaboration with Br. Michel Sauvage, FSC: Announcing the Gospel to the Poor and Encountering God in the Depths of the Mind and Heart, and a commentary on La Salle’s work, Explanation of the Method of Mental Prayer. Throughout the years, Br. Miguel has generously shared his gifts and talents in a variety of ministries in service to the Lasallian world and wider Church.

In 2000, he was serving as Pastoral Coordinator and Director of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Santiago, Cuba—a ministry he treasured—when he was called to Rome to serve as a General Councilor. A few of his other ministries include: joining the staff at the International Lasallian Center (CIL) and Lasallian Studies in Rome, one a formation program, the other devoted to research; serving in the diocesan offices of religious education and Hispanic ministry in the dioceses of Newark and Philadelphia respectively; and leading the Office of Multicultural and International Affairs at La Salle University.

Miguel has been described by one confrère as “a man of exceptional intelligence, social panache, creativity and imagination… [and] although his abilities and accomplishments are formidable, his personality is disarming and in no way intimidating.” A good description of this faithful son of John Baptist de La Salle.