Posted by Br Gerard Rummery
on 6 August 2020
When we look at the life of John Baptist de La Salle, we concentrate on the way he was led to give up his family status to devote himself to finding a way to provide an education for poor boys. A French Brother, Charles Lapierre, in tracing De La Salle's life of journeying in 17th century France, has shown us the stark reality of how most of these journeys were made on foot.
In the text that follows we are helped to appreciate the extraordinary distances that John Baptist, having given away his considerable personal fortune, travelled on foot to develop and sustain the educational works developed by the first generation of his Brothers.
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