Students at De La Salle today, along with faculty and staff, recently celebrated Founder’s Day, the birthday of the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, St. John Baptist de La Salle. St. John was born on April 30, 1651 in Rheims, France, about 90 miles northeast of Paris.
Ordained a priest in 1678, he went on to found the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and transformed education in France.
He was canonized in 1900, and named the Patron Saint of Teachers in 1950.
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In commemoration, the DLS Christian Brothers’ Auxiliary (CBA) donated T-shirts for the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The front of the shirt has a picture of St. John, and the back is the school seal, with the phrases “Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Transforming Lives.