We are in the first full month of the 300th anniversary and Jubilee year celebrating our Lasallian charism. More than 300 years ago Fr. John De La Salle was a well-heeled canon at the Cathedral of Rheims and chose to sacrifice his family’s wealth to begin the order of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It was De La Salle’s great sacrifice that placed the future of the Brothers and our schools in God’s providential care.
Today we are beneficiaries of De La Salle’s sacrifice, holiness, diligence and determination. I encourage you to learn more about De La Salle and our mission that is now serving in over 80 countries throughout the world. The year 2019 commemorates the 300th anniversary of St. De La Salle’s death in 1719.
You can learn more about St. De La Salle by downloading a biography at this site. You can also learn more about our Jubilee Year in our Lasallian Formation page in this newsletter.