SAINT JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE, PRIEST; MEMORIAL: APRIL 7
St John Baptist de la Salle was born at Rheims, France, in 1651; he opened his first school for poor children in 1679 in Rheims, and later in Paris and Rouen. He formed a religious congregation to carry out the work of Christian education, insisting on a life of poverty, penance and prayer. He met with much opposition from his companions. He died 1719, at Rouen.
you chose Saint John Baptist de la Salle
to give young people a Christian education.
Give your Church teachers who will devote themselves
to helping your children grow
as Christian men and women.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.