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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, you are expected to: • Identify key events in the life of St. John • Create meaning on the significant events in the life of St. John • Demonstrate one’s Lasallian identity through singing the Alma Mater Hymn and LGA

  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. Unlocking of words/terms: • Tonsure- is the practice of cutting or shaving some or all of the hair on the scalp, as a sign of religious devotion or humility. • Canon- • Layman • Vaugirard novitiate • Perpetual vows-public vows made by the members of religious communities pertaining to their conduct • Vernacular medium-the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

  6. 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!

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

  8. Activity: Life of St. John Baptist De la Salle • Childhood Events/Achievements • Family • Mission of educating the poor kids in France • Difficulties/problems in carrying out his mission • Final years/death • References: www.lasallian.info www. dlsfootsteps.org

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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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

  25. 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)

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