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Br. Gerard Rummery introduces "In the Footsteps of De La Salle"

Welcome

Based on an actual pilgrimage of the places in France where St. John Baptist de La Salle (the Patron Saint of Teachers and the Founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers) walked and worked, this journey is the story of the educational movement that De La Salle and the first Brothers began in 1680 — an educational journey which is ongoing.

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Today, this pilgrimage has reached into some 84 countries and just under a thousand educational institutions — from hundreds of elementary, middle, and high schools, to a host of educational institutions for the underprivileged and court-adjudicated youth, to storefront educational centers, boarding schools, and over 60 colleges and universities.

EXPLORING THIS WEBSITE

Explore De La Salle's travel via map Explore De La Salle's travel via map

TRAVEL MAP

Use the map of France to locate areas of interest by city.

See chronological view of De La Salle's life See chronological view of De La Salle's life

TIMELINE

Scroll through the chronology of major events in his life and follow the links that interest you.

Read a brief bio on De La Salle's life Read a brief bio on De La Salle's life

BIOGRAPHY

You may first read a short biography of the man, so that you have an overview of his life’s circumstances and highlights. Doing so will help you scope out the general scene before you jump into the middle of it all.

Explore De La Salle's footsteps by each location Explore De La Salle's footsteps by each location

BY LOCATION

Visit a specific location and learn the Lasallian history associated with that place. Choose from the cities and spots on the top menu. Be sure to view the videos featuring Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC—one of the most noted De La Salle historians.

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Who are the De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools?

A mission began with John Baptist de La Salle in the poverty and war-stricken land of France in the late 1600s. Today, that mission continues with Brothers and Lasallian educators worldwide focused on educating the poor in hopes of one day breaking the cycle of poverty.

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