Saint John Baptist de La Salle was born into an influential family in Reims, France on April 30, 1651. His parents died when he was 20 and De La Salle became responsible for the family estate and took care of his six younger brothers and sisters while completing his studies. He was ordained a priest in 1678, and two years later he received his doctorate in theology. While serving as a Canon in the Cathedral of Reims, a chance encounter with a layman establishing schools for poor boys set him on a new life path. More on De La Salle.
Birth of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
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April 30, 2016 all-day