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Prayers for our Founder - Day Seven

Posted on 5 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Seven
DAY SEVEN - APRIL 5th BEGINNING 1719 April 7th, Saint Yon - JBDLS is called to our Lord.
On Good Friday, very early, surrounded by the Brothers, De La Salle blessed them and then summed up in a single sentence what had been his whole life: "I adore and accept in all things God's guidance of my life!" Then he recited the prayer that he had prayed so many times: "Mary, Mother of Grace, Mother of Mercy, deliver me form the enemy and receive me at the hour of ...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Six

Posted on 4 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Six
DAY SIX   APRIL 4th DARKNESS 1714 March, Parménie - JBDLS feeling abandoned, experiences his dark night. Due to continued difficulties with the authorities and even once trusted Brothers, de La Salle began doubting himself and the very future of the schools he had created. Searching to know the will of God, he set out for the Grande Chartreuse Monastery of the Cathusian Order near Grenoble where he spent three days in profound prayer. When he came back, he had a...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Five

Posted on 3 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Five
DAY FIVE APRIL 3rd  HEROIC 1691 September, Paris - JBDLS, Vuyart and Drolin pronounce the Heroic Vow. After a retreat dedicated to prayer, the Founder and two of the most trusted Brothers, Nicholas Vuyart and Gabriel Drolin, expressed their fervent commitment to the schools in the following way. "Most Holy Trinity, from this day and forever, we will live together to maintain the Christian Schools even though just the three of us remain and we see ourselves obliged to ...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Four

Posted on 2 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Four
DAY FOUR APRIL 2nd BROTHERS 1682 September, Reims - JBDLS and his new teachers say call me 'Brother'. John Baptist de La Salle brought his most stalwart companions together in an assembly. They proposed to create a community in which each Brother would feel himself loved and appreciated by others. John wanted them all to freely express their opinions. After many hours of prayer and discussion, they reached a number of accords. The teachers would call themselves ...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Three

Posted on 1 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Three
DAY THREE APRIL 1st PROVIDENCE 1679 March 15th, Reims - JBDLS meets Adrian Nyel on the doorstep of the Sisters of the Child Jesus. On a chilly March morning in 1679 a meeting took place that would change the life of the young priest forever. After celebrating Mass in the school of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, two men approached him at the door and the older of the two asked him: "Pardon me, but aren't you Father de La Salle? My name is Adrian Nyel. I am a t...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Two

Posted on 31 March 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Two
DAY TWO MARCH 31st PAIN 1671 / 1672 Hotel des Postes, Reims, France - JBDLS loses his both his Mother and Father. While studying theology at the famous Sorbonne University of Paris, John had not even finished his first course when he received the very upsetting news of the death of his mother whom he loved so much. He wrote to his father offering to do anything to help in the education of his brothers and sisters who were still quite small. "No, my son. You continue in ...
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Prayers for our Founder - Novena

Posted by Kane Raukura on 30 March 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Novena
Nine days of prayer and reflection commencing March 30 to April 9. DAY ONE - MARCH 30th INNOCENCE 1651 April 30th Reims, France - Our beloved Founder is born. On the 3oth day of April in the year of Our Lord 1651, John Baptist de La Salle was born in the lordly mansion called "La Cloche" which means "The Bell". The sun shone radiantly that day and the house of the De La Salle Family couldn't contain its joy. The new baby was the first born of Louis...
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