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Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle

Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle

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Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle

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  1. Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle • Risk-Taker • Decision-Maker • Servant-Leader • Humble Servant • Educator

  2. Description • This module intends to • Discuss significant key events in the life of St. John Baptist De La Salle • To comprehend the key principles of Lasallian Educational Philosophy. • Inspire to pursue the Lasallian tradition and identity

  3. Objectives • At the end of this module, the students are expected to • Identify key events in the life of St. John • Create meaning on the significant events in the life of St. John with one’s own key events • Demonstrate one’s Lasallian identity through singing the Alma Mater Hym

  4. "What is nobler than to mold the character of the young? I consider that he who knows how to form the youthful mind is truly greater than all painters, sculptors and all others of that sort“. (St. John Chrysostom)

  5. Warm Up: Alma Mater Hymn Hail, Hail Alma Mater, Hail to De La Salle! We'll hold your banner high and bright, A shield of green and white, We'll fight to keep your glory bright, And never shall we fail, Hail to thee our Alma Mater! Hail! Hail! Hail!

  6. Context: Every moment is an opportunity. • From a small harmonica to capture the attention of students emerged a music that evokes a sense of pride. • From a composition out of one’s innovation came a hymn that has become a tradition, battlecry and identity. • From the key events in the life of St. John came out a Christian educator

  7. Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle Risk-Taker Decision-Maker Servant-Leader Humble Servant Educator

  8. Family • Eldest son of a wealthy couple • Noble family in France

  9. Birthdate: April 30, 1651Birthplace: Rheims, France New Place: Hotel De La Salle Old Place

  10. Destined for the Church • Received tonsure at age eleven • Named Canon of Reims Cathedral at age sixteen • Entered the Seminary of St. Sulpice Seminary, Paris at age nineteen • Studied in Sorbonne University

  11. Family Man • Became Legal Guardian of his 6 brothers and sisters • His mother died at age 20 • His father died at age 21 • Forced to leave the seminary in 1672

  12. A Scholar: 1678 • Ordained a priest at age 27 • 2 years later,he obtained a Doctorate in Theology • Met a layman friend, Adrian Nyel • Became involved with teachers, students, school and condition of poverty

  13. La Salle as a Teacher • Teacher Training Center • Students are grouped according to ability • Instruction: Christian and Human education

  14. Risk-Taker • Devoted his talents to open schools for poor children • Abandoned his family, canonry and wealth • Established a community of brothers

  15. Decision-Maker • Resisted ecclesiastical authorities • Formed a community who offered free education for all • Children • Delinquents • Working Young Men

  16. Decision-maker • Heroic Vow in 1691 with his two companions • Established Vaugirard Novitiate • Received Perpertual Vows with 12 brothers in 1693

  17. Servant-Leader • Use vernacular medium of instruction • Trained Lay Teachers • Superior of the Brothers

  18. Humble-Servant • Went into Solitude at Parmenie in 1712-14 • Serious attack of Rheumatism • Period of Self-effacement & doubt Parmenie, France

  19. Humble-Servant • Received letter from the Brothers to return • First General Chapter • Election of Brother Barthelemy

  20. Last Days • Died at St. Yon near Rouen • April 7, 1719 on Good Friday • Age 68

  21. Achiever: Christian Educator • Pioneered in training college teachers • Reform schools for delinquents • Technical schools • Secondary schools for modern languages, arts and sciences • Educational Institutions spread across the globe

  22. Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle • Born at Rheims, France on April 30,1651 • Ordained Priest on April 9, 1678 • Died on April 7, 1719 • Canonized as Saint on May 24, 1900 • Patron of Christian Teachers on May 15, 1950 by Pope Pius XII

  23. Life of St. John Baptist De La Salle Risk-Taker Decision-Maker Servant-Leader Humble Servant Educator

  24. Reflection Paper 1 • My Life • key events in your life • My School • lessons learned from the life of St. John Baptist De La Salle • My Thoughts • reflections (refer to the next slide)

  25. Worksheet: Key Events in One’s Life (Sentence Completion)