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Welcome to De La Salle Brothers

         The Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as De La Salle Brothers, is a religious congregation of men founded by Saint John Baptist De La Salle, patron saint of teachers of youth. It is a teaching order that is consecrated to procuring God’s glory and the salvation of the young through the ministry of giving a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor. The Brothers have answered a call to a vocation of faith, community, and service with the work.

100 very short quotes of St.John Baptist De La Salle

“Wherever I go I will find you, my God.”

(Example of an act of faith)

“Often remind yourself that God is with you.”

(Letter 87 – to an unnamed Brother, date unknown)

“Often remind yourself that you are in the presence of God.”

(Letter 3 – to Brother Denis in Rethel, 30 May 1701)

“Learn from Jesus by often being in his company.”

(Med 78.2 – Feast of St Andrew, Apostle)

“It is in the company of Jesus that you work for the glory of God.”

(Med 78.2 – Feast of St Andrew, Apostle)

“Remembering that God is with you will help and inspire you in all that you do.”

(Letter 2 – to a Brother, 15 May 1701)

“How long has Jesus been knocking at the door of your heart, waiting to enter?”

(Med 85.1 – Vigil of the Nativity)

“Prepare a path for God so that he can enter your heart.”

(Med 2.1)

“God inspires us to walk in the footsteps of his Son.”

(Med 3.3)

“Walk along God’s path.”

(Med 75.3)

“Follow the inspirations that come to you from God.”

(Letter 86 – to an unnamed Brother)

“May God continue what he has begun in you.”

(Letter 46 – to Brother Robert in Darnetal,just outside Rouen, 1709)

“You have received talents and graces from God.”

(MTR 13.1 [Med 205.1])

“God has given you so many graces.”

(Med 51.2)

“God has chosen you to do his work.”

(MTR 4.1 [Med 196.1])

“God has chosen you to make him known to others.”

(Med 146.2 – on St Anne, mother of the Most Blessed Virgin)

“You are called like the apostles to make God known to others.”

(Med 78.2 – Feast of St Andrew, apostle)

“God has called you to your ministry.”

(MTR 14.1 [Med 206.1])

“God entrusts to you his care of the young.”

(Med 37.3)

“Young people need good teachers, like visible angels.”

(MTR 5.1 [Med 197.1])

“To be entrusted with the teaching of the young is a great gift and grace of God.”

(MTR 9.1 [Med 201.1])

“Young people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on the path of salvation.”

(MTR 5.3 [Med 197.3])

“Have you been helping your disciples practice the good that is appropriate to their age?”

(Med 51.2)

“Do your part to help build up the kingdom of God in the hearts of your students.”

(Med 67.1)

“This work of teaching is one of the most important in the Church.”

(MTR 7.1 [Med 199.1])

“Fulfil your ministry with all the affection of your heart.”

(MTR 9.1 [Med 201.1])

“Take pride in your ministry.”

(MTR 7.3 [Med 199.3])

“Take care that your school runs well.”

(Letter 42 – to Brother Robert in Darnetal, 26 February 1709)

“As teachers, you need to be honoured with the friendship of Jesus.”

(Med 88.1 – feast of St John the evangelist)

“Show the great love you have for Jesus by being eager to talk with him in prayer.”

(Med 144.3 – on St Mary Magdalen)

“Say to Jesus as the apostles did: ‘Lord, teach us to pray’.”

(Letter 111 – to a member of a religious community of women, date unknown)

“Each day renew your offering to God.”

(Letter 32 – to Brother Gabriel Drolin in Rome: from St Yon [in a suburb of Rouen], 5 December 1716)

“Thank God for the grace he has given you in your work.”

(MTR 7.3 [Med 199.3])

“Do not forget to thank God for his many blessings.”

(Letter 76 – to a Brother Director, date unknown)

“I have received, my God, so many blessings from you.”

(Explanation of the Method of Interior Prayer- example of an act of thanksgiving)

“I shall pray to God for you, and will have many others pray for you and your needs.”

(Letter 23 – to Brother Gabriel Drolin in Rome: from Paris, 12 May 1706)

“I will often pray to God for you.”

(Letter 58 – to Brother Mathias in Mende: from Paris,13 January 1708)

“I do not fail to pray for you and for the success of your work.”

(Letter 28 – to Bro Gabriel Drolin in Rome: 12 May 1710)

“Let us pray before starting whatever we need to do.”

(Med 107.1 – for the feast of St Matthias, apostle)

“The more you devote yourself in prayer the more you will do well in your work.”

(Med 95.1 – Feast of St Genevieve)

“Prayer draws down God’s graces on others.”

(Letter 5 – to Brother Denis in Darnetal, 5km from Rouen city centre,1 August 1708)

“Lift up your hands to heaven to draw down God’s blessings on those you are guiding.”

(Med 189.1 – feast of St Martin)

“You must pray not only for yourself but also for those whom you are guiding.”

(Med 187.2 – feast of St Charles Borromeo)

“Bring to Jesus in prayer the needs of your disciples.”

(MTR 4.1 [Med 196.1])

“It is important that you teach your disciples to pray.”

(MTR 10.2 [Med 202.2])

“Often ask God for the grace to touch hearts.”

(Med 81.2 – feast of St Ambrose of Milan)

“When you encounter some difficulty in the guidance of your disciples, turn to God with confidence.”

(MTR 4.1 [Med 196.1])

“Example makes a much greater impression than words.”

(MTR 10.3 [Med 202.3])

“Preach by example, and practice before the eyes of the young what you wish them to accept.”

(Med 99.2 – on the life of St John Chrysostom)

“The young should be able to see in your wisdom how they should behave.”

(Med 132.1 – on St Norbert)

“The way you behave should be a model for those you teach.”

(Med 132.1 – on St Norbert)

“Your faith should be a shining light for those whom you teach.”

(Med 178.1 – feast of St Luke, evangelist)

“The miracles of God’s Providence take place every day.”

(Part of the Founder’s address to the first teachers about Providence, as quoted in Blain)

“In the light of faith you see things quite differently.”

(Letter 118 – to a laywoman, date unknown)

“Live by the spirit of faith.”

(Letter 111 – to a member of a religious community of women, date unknown)

“Let your chief study be the Bible, that it may be the guiding rule of your life.”

(Med 170.1 – for the feast of St Jerome)

“Let it be your chief study to put the Gospel into practice.”

(Med 171.3 – for the feast of St Remigius, Patron of Rheims)

“Let the way you live be that of the Gospel.”

(Med 84.3 – feast of St Thomas, apostle)

“God’s word is powerful in touching hearts.”

(Med 180.2 – feast of St Hilarion)

“Receive Jesus today with respect and thanksgiving.”

(Med 114.2 – on St Leo)

“Earnestly ask Jesus that his Spirit may be alive in you.”

(MTR 4.1 [Med 196.1])

“Think of what a blessing it is that the Holy Spirit lives in you.”

(Med 62.2)

“You can do more with the grace of God than you think.”

(Collection of Various Short Treatises: Reflections – the use of time)

“Don’t be discouraged by anxieties and troubles. Life is full of them.”

(Letter 102 – to an unnamed Brother, date unknown)

“Do not be disheartened by the difficulties you experience.”

(Letter 90 – to an unnamed Brother, date unknown)

“Do not have any anxiety about the future. Leave everything in God’s hands for he will take care of you.”

(Letter 101 – to an unnamed Brother, date unknown)

“God is more ready than ever to welcome you into his arms.”

(Letter 108 – to a member of a religious community of women, date unknown)

“Throw yourself into God’s arms. He will carry you when the road is rough.”

(Palm Sunday)

“God’s compassion for you is greater than the troubles you have.”

(Med 38.1)

“Leave the result in God’s hands.”

(Letter 11 – to Brother Hubert [probably at Chartres]: 20 July 1709)

“It is impossible to please God if you do not live on friendly terms with others.”

(Letter 47 – to Brother Robert in Darnetal, 1709)

“God of love, set me aflame with love for you and for my neighbour.”

(Considering Jesus Christ in the form of the Blessed Sacrament)

“Put up with the faults of others and be generous towards them.”

(Letter 105 – to a member of a religious community of men, date unknown)

“Be warm-hearted to everyone, speaking to others in a gentle and respectful way.”

(Letter 105 – to a member of a religious community of men, date unknown)

“Never speak to anyone except with kindness.”

(Med 65.2)

“Always address people by their names and with great respect.”

(Rule, Chapter 8)

“Have great respect for each person you are with.”

(Part 1, Chapter 2 of ‘The Rules of Christian Decorum and Civility’)

“I always have for you the highest esteem and regard.”

(Letter 122 – to a layman)

“Your face should be happy, showing gentleness and respect.”

(Part 1, Chapter 4 of ‘The Rules of Christian Decorum and Civility’)

“Always show cheerfulness in your face.”

(Collection of Various Short Treatises: Virtues – Modesty)

“Inspire and lead others by encouraging them.”

(MTR 1:2 [Med 193.2])

“Look upon those whom God has entrusted to you as his own children.”

(Med 133.2 – on St Margaret, Queen of Scotland)

“Your students are living images of Jesus.”

(Med 80.3 – feast of St Nicholas)

“Are you ready to give your very life, so dear to you are the young people entrusted to you? ”

(MTR 6.2 [Med 198.2])

“Enkindle the love of Jesus in the hearts of the young.”

(Med 102.2 – on St Ignatius, martyr)

“To deal with young people very harshly is to forego all hope of bringing about any good.”

(Med 114.2 – on St Leo)

“How to correct others depends on knowledge and discernment of character.”

(Med 33.1)

“Some students require great mildness, while others need to be directed with firmness.”

(Med 33.1)

“Take care not to let yourself be carried away by impatience in class.”

(Letter 60 – to Brother Mathias in Mende: from Paris, 23 March 1708)

“(First-time teachers) should enter the classroom with a deliberate and grave air, head held high and looking at all the students in a bold manner, as if they had thirty years’ experience.”

(The Conduct of Schools)

“Know your students individually and be able to understand them.”

(Med 33.1)

“Show much kindness and love for the young people you teach.”

(Med 134.2 – on St Barnabas)

“Have much care and affection for the young people entrusted to you.”

(Med 110.3 – feast of St Joseph)

“By the care you take of your students show that you have a real love for them.”

(Med 80.3 – feast of St Nicholas)

“Take even more care of the education of the young people entrusted to you than if they were the children of a king.”

(Med 133.2 – on St Margaret, Queen of Scotland)

“You can perform miracles by touching the hearts of those entrusted to your care.”

(Med 180.3 – feast of St Hilarion)

“To touch the hearts of your students is the greatest miracle you can perform.”

(Med 139.3 – feast of St Peter)

“God expects you to touch hearts.”

(Med 139.3 – feast of St Peter)

“The more loving you are to the young, the greater will be the effects of God’s grace.”

(Med 134.2 – on St Barnabas)

“Do you build on the affection that the young people have for you to lead them to God?”

(Med 101.3 – on the life of St Francis de Sales)



This valuable daily prayer resource is a rich treasure for all Lasallians provides a host of helpful elements to enrich one’s prayer life. For each day of 2024, daily liturgical details, the daily saint, and daily scriptural readings are provided, each reading accompanied by a thoughtful reflection that was written by a Brother who was invited to do so…

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BRO.ARMIN LUISTRO,FSC                    Superior General

Brother Armin Luistro, FSCwas elected Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools on May 18, 2022, at the 46th General Chapter in Rome

   Brother Armin served as Visitor of the Lasallian District of East Asia (LEAD) since May 2019. Brother Armin brings more than 34 years of experience in both private and public educational sectors.

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