This book discusses the spirituality of the first major spiritual writer (1651–1719) to integrate the Christian vocation of education of the poor by lay men and women into a coherent spirituality. John Baptist de La Salle is considered to be the founder of modern education. Christian educators and all those interested in modern applications of Christian thought will benefit from this modern edition.
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John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1651 – April 7, 1719) was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and the patron saint of teachers.