ST. JOHN     BAPTIST    DE LA SALLE Jean Baptist de la Salle
Well-shaped mouth   Above middle height                                          Aristocratic in bearing    (average 6” ) ...
What is the Story Behind the           Name           DE LA SALLE “Love, like loaves multiply in the giving”        “Makin...
BORN                          ON :   APRIL 30, 1651                           IN:    RHEIMS, FRANCE                       ...
Father : LOUIS DE LA SALLE         - a well to do magistrate of the provincial court of Rheims         - came from a famil...
Mother : NICOLE MOET        - Daughter of a nobleman,Jean Moet de Broullet        - owner of a vineyard and Moet Champagne...
Mother : NICOLE MOET          - Daughter of a nobleman,  Jean Moet de Broullet          - owner of a vineyard and   Moet C...
SIBLINGS (10)                       Brothers:                                Jacques Joseph- entered                      ...
Grandparents:• Father side: died soon after his birth• Mother side:           grandfather: basic prayers           grandmo...
to be a priest    Age 7
Chasing his dream….March 11, 1662-At the age of 11 yearsold, John Baptist De LaSalle answered theDivine call and was      ...
Two Great Tragedies                               (age 20)• Mother’s death – 36 yrs old• Father’s death - 11 months later ...
A dream came true…                                 PRIEST     • April 8, 1678 Holy Saturday       He was ordained priest b...
A twist in his Life…         If I had known it, I would have given it up then ….               Establishment of           ...
The start of De La Salle’s…                   commitment to commitment…                   Seeing everything as God’s will...
• On June 24, 1680 he asked the teachers to take  their meals at his home• 12 months later, he asked them to live with him...
Year 1684 – John Baptist gave all his  money to the poor that he might be  poor in spirit like his followersMay 28, 1684 -...
• October 8, 1691 – St La Salle opened the novitiate  or religious formation house in Vaugirard.•            -Here they li...
HEROIC VOW - November 21, 1691                          •      We promised to do all we could                             ...
To reveal the real beauty of a diamond it has to         be polished by fire…with fire….• From 1702 the founder began to e...
• After choosing Bro.                                            Bartolomew as his successor,                             ...
He was beatified byPope Leo XII onFebruary 19, 1883Canonized on May 24,1900Proclaimed HeavenlyPatron Saint of All         ...
Titles accorded to De la Salle  - the “Father of Modern    Pedagogy”  - “Patron Saint of    Christian Teachers”  - Founder...
The Students                  The Teachers•    Poor boys                •   Inexperienced•    Street children          •  ...
Father of Modern Pedagogy:  •      Before:        –  Latin first (expensive):”Make them stay where they are”          then...
Founder of the Christian School• Teacher taught to be missionaries and  evangelizers: source of hope: sign of faith and  t...
De La Salle’s vision of Christian EducationBro Augustine Loes,FSC   • Know each student as an individual person, treating ...
Bro. Joseph Desimone,FSC• What distinguishes Lasallian Schools from all  others is the practice of the Presence of God.   ...
A Living Legacy…                          “  Love, like loaves multiply in the giving”                 • Upon his death th...
RELAF - Région LasallienneAfricano-Malgache mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad     RELAL - Région Latinoamericana                    ...
Lasallians around the worldmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad                                        31o 2010
A Living Legacy…          “Love, like loaves multiply in the giving”The De La Salle Christian Brothers withmore than 80,00...
DLSL Mission Vision• Teach Minds• Touch Hearts• Transform Livesmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad                                    ...
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1.2010 st. john baptist

  1. 1. ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE Jean Baptist de la Salle
  2. 2. Well-shaped mouth Above middle height Aristocratic in bearing (average 6” ) (refined: noble) Fair complexion Lofty forehead His aura was gentle, peaceful, (high) recollected Bright blue eyes gentlemanAn abundant crop of hair Delicate health in younger age which became robust Long and regular brown nose PHYSICAL FEATURES mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 2 o 2010
  3. 3. What is the Story Behind the Name DE LA SALLE “Love, like loaves multiply in the giving” “Making a difference”
  4. 4. BORN ON : APRIL 30, 1651 IN: RHEIMS, FRANCE •poor are very poor •recovering from religious war •Known for clothing, wine and cathedralsmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 4o 2010
  5. 5. Father : LOUIS DE LA SALLE - a well to do magistrate of the provincial court of Rheims - came from a family of cloth merchant - very compassionate and sensitive to the poor mtmangulabnan/mgdmer 5 cado 2010
  6. 6. Mother : NICOLE MOET - Daughter of a nobleman,Jean Moet de Broullet - owner of a vineyard and Moet Champagne - very caring and loving mother mtmangulabnan/mgdmer 6 cado 2010
  7. 7. Mother : NICOLE MOET - Daughter of a nobleman, Jean Moet de Broullet - owner of a vineyard and Moet Champagne - very caring and loving mother Moet & Chandon luxury collection by Jean Marc Gady Owner of the most extensive vineyard in Champagnemtmangulabnan/mgdmercado 2010 , 7
  8. 8. SIBLINGS (10) Brothers: Jacques Joseph- entered priesthood Jean Louis –entered priesthood Pierre – became a lawyer Jean Remy – joined the army, had a wife but became mentally ill and died at a mental institution Sisters: Marie – married Jean Maillefer Rose-Marie – entered the convent of the Canoses of St. Augustine in Rheims at 16 years old but died suddenly at the age of 25mtmangulabnan/mgdmer 8cado 2010
  9. 9. Grandparents:• Father side: died soon after his birth• Mother side: grandfather: basic prayers grandmother: lives of saint • Very loving and the dream of every grandchildmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 9o 2010
  10. 10. to be a priest Age 7
  11. 11. Chasing his dream….March 11, 1662-At the age of 11 yearsold, John Baptist De LaSalle answered theDivine call and was 1668 (age 16)admitted into the ranks ofthe clergy. -He was made a canon of the Rheims Cathedral-He received the AGE 19tonsure LEFT HOME FOR SEMINARYmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 11o 2010
  12. 12. Two Great Tragedies (age 20)• Mother’s death – 36 yrs old• Father’s death - 11 months later 47 yrs old • Left the seminary • Legal guardian of property and familymtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 12o 2010
  13. 13. A dream came true… PRIEST • April 8, 1678 Holy Saturday He was ordained priest by the archbishop of Rheims (age 27/28) Nicholas Roland you will complete the work that I have begun.. Congregations of the Sisters of the Child Jesus…mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 13o 2010
  14. 14. A twist in his Life… If I had known it, I would have given it up then …. Establishment of the first school ( AGE 28)Adrien Nyel – enterprising school teacher sent by a philanthropist to open a school - sought the help of help of John Baptist De La Salle - first school for boys was opened in April 15, 1679mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 14o 2010
  15. 15. The start of De La Salle’s… commitment to commitment… Seeing everything as God’s will and plan… •St. La Salle and the Teachers • John Baptist decided to undertake personal direction of the teacher. • He visited them and supervised their effort • He even secured for them a home near his ownmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 15o 2010
  16. 16. • On June 24, 1680 he asked the teachers to take their meals at his home• 12 months later, he asked them to live with him in his family home• Because of this decision, his relatives complained and he was compelled to leave his home "I must do the work of God, and if the worst should come to pass, we shall have to beg alms." mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 16 o 2010
  17. 17. Year 1684 – John Baptist gave all his money to the poor that he might be poor in spirit like his followersMay 28, 1684 - John Baptist De La Salle and twelve others made their first solemn vow of obedience. With this vow came the title “Brothers of the Christian School”mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 17o 2010
  18. 18. • October 8, 1691 – St La Salle opened the novitiate or religious formation house in Vaugirard.• -Here they lived a life of extraordinary penance and recollection•• -It was in this house that they pronounced the heroic vow of Association, meaning they promised to live together and maintain their schools even if they have to beg and live on bread alone mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 18 o 2010
  19. 19. HEROIC VOW - November 21, 1691 • We promised to do all we could to maintain the existence of the Society of the Christian Schools “even if there remained only 3 of us in the said society, and we were obliged to beg and live on bread and water alone. John Baptist DE LA SALLE, Nicolas Vuyart  Gabriel Drolinmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 19o 2010
  20. 20. To reveal the real beauty of a diamond it has to be polished by fire…with fire….• From 1702 the founder began to endure a long period of trial,• aggravated by persecution on the part of certain ecclesiastical authorities..• In 1703 one of his most trusted disciples, Nicolas Vuyart, treacherously deserted him.• For the next ten years the holy founder was engaged in a series of struggles for the preservation of his institute,• in the course of which his name was attacked, and justice denied him before the civil tribunals.mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 20o 2010
  21. 21. • After choosing Bro. Bartolomew as his successor, John spent the remaining of his days in self-effacement, mental prayers, obedience and mortification. • He died in Rouen on Good Friday, April 7, 1719. He was 68 years old“I adore in all things the will of God in my regard.”St. John Baptist De La Salle last words mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 21 o 2010
  22. 22. He was beatified byPope Leo XII onFebruary 19, 1883Canonized on May 24,1900Proclaimed HeavenlyPatron Saint of All In the Institute of theTeachers by the same Brothers of Christianpope on May 15, 1950 Schools his feast day is normally celebrated onHe is commemorated as May 15.Saint by the UniversalChurch every April 7 mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 22 o 2010
  23. 23. Titles accorded to De la Salle - the “Father of Modern Pedagogy” - “Patron Saint of Christian Teachers” - Founder of the Christian Schools - “A Saint”mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 23o 2010
  24. 24. The Students The Teachers• Poor boys • Inexperienced• Street children • Poor and hungry• Child laborers • By standers• Undisciplined • Drunkards • Little opportunity for advancement in studies mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 24 o 2010
  25. 25. Father of Modern Pedagogy: • Before: – Latin first (expensive):”Make them stay where they are” then Writing and reading Individual instruction inside the big class: – Dehumanizing treatment to students • De la Salle”s School: Learn the basics: French learn the value of prayer: faith: Students are gift of God: teachers are messengers of God’s goodnewsmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 25o 2010
  26. 26. Founder of the Christian School• Teacher taught to be missionaries and evangelizers: source of hope: sign of faith and the vehicle of Lovemtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 26o 2010
  27. 27. De La Salle’s vision of Christian EducationBro Augustine Loes,FSC • Know each student as an individual person, treating each differently according to personal need, and forming a friendly relationship with each other • Eexpress love in kindness, gentleness, sensitivity, and tenderness in order to win their hearts. • Without this kind of relationship, there can be no significant learningmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad “Patron Saint of Christian Teachers” 27o 2010
  28. 28. Bro. Joseph Desimone,FSC• What distinguishes Lasallian Schools from all others is the practice of the Presence of God. • An awareness of the presence of God IS AN ESSENTIAL FILTER FOR WHAT Lasallian educators do with and for students. -Founder of the Christian Schoolsmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 28o 2010
  29. 29. A Living Legacy… “ Love, like loaves multiply in the giving” • Upon his death there are; - 219 brothers, 27 school houses and 9,000 pupils …all in France • In 2003: – in 80 countries there are – 1,321 schools – 10T brothers: – teach over 900,000 students » aside from that, his life inspires many » and he produces  7 saints and 7 martyrs THE HARVEST … God blesses his work on earthmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 29o 2010
  30. 30. RELAF - Région LasallienneAfricano-Malgache mtmangulabnan/mgdmercad RELAL - Région Latinoamericana 30 o 2010 Lasallista
  31. 31. Lasallians around the worldmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 31o 2010
  32. 32. A Living Legacy… “Love, like loaves multiply in the giving”The De La Salle Christian Brothers withmore than 80,000 colleagues teach over 750,000 students in 85 countries
  33. 33. DLSL Mission Vision• Teach Minds• Touch Hearts• Transform Livesmtmangulabnan/mgdmercad 33o 2010

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