This is a resource that includes elements related to Lasallian history.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle: Founder, Educator, Saint

Excellent accessible resource for suggested further reading, covering De La Salle’s life, charism, pedagogical approach, and spirituality. Published by the Office of Education of the San Francisco New Orleans District, it is available upon request from Katie Batt.

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Lasallian Glossary

This is a glossary of common Lasallian terms, including acronyms, organizations, specific interest groups, and religious terminology.

There is also a Lasallian Style & Publications Guide available.

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The History of the Institute

A five-volume, contemporary, well-written work that covers the history of the Institute from its foundations until the mid-20th century.

 

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Manhattan College – Lasallian Stained Glass Windows

These stained glass windows of John Baptist de La Salle, originally created in 1900, were moved to the chapel at Manhattan College in 2016.

The windows guide viewers as they move through the Chapel to visualize moments in the Saint’s life — from his childhood in Reims, to the vow he took with his Brothers, to his death in Rouen and his glorification in heaven, where he is welcomed by Christ and acknowledged as a great teacher by Saint Ignatius Loyola.

They may be seen on the Manhattan College website (LINK).

Below in the tab “WINDOWS” are large files that show each of the windows in detail.

There is also a video that gives the history, process, and results of a project to relocate the Lasallian stained glass windows from the former Novitiate building in Barrytown, NY, to the chapel at Manhattan College in the Bronx. It is a good discussion starter on the topic of alumni engagement and Lasallian art. (13 Minutes)

You can either clink the link below or watch it under the tab below “Show the Video.”

 

 

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Saint John Baptist de La Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers

A remastered version of the 1968 movie, starring Mel Ferrer, that traces De La Salle’s vocation journey and the beginnings of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. While perhaps a bit dated, it remains popular with students and could be used beneficially with a number of audiences.

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John Baptist de La Salle (Illustrated Book)

This short illustrated version of the life story of St. John Baptist de La Salle is appealing for all ages, especially young people. The drawings are well done, the story is dramatic, and major components of De La Salle’s life are well covered.

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Guide Book – www.footsteps.org

This is a booklet that accompanies a journey on the www.footsteps.org website, whether it’s used with the online version or the DVD version. The comprehensive accompaniment elements that are part of the well-designed book can also be used independently as a Lasallian formation resource for individuals or groups.

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Honneur a Toi – Melody

This is a simple musical setting of the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. Other settings (SATB, organ accompaniment, etc.) may also be found on this website.

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Honneur a Toi – Accompaniment (Organ)

This is an organ accompaniment to the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. Other settings (SATB, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Br. Martin Yribarren, FSC

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Honneur a Toi – Accompaniment (Organ)

This is an organ accompaniment to the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. Other settings (SATB, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Br. Albert des Anges, FSC (Most likely)

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Honneur a Toi – SATB Setting 1

This is a SATB setting for the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. The piece was commissioned by Br. George Van Grieken, FSC, in 1999 for choirs in Lasallian institutions, It was written in such a way that a choir could sing “around” the main melody being sung by a larger group (such as the students). A second composition was commissioned in 2010, but this time for choirs alone. For that version, Deke chose to place the melody within a challenging rhythmic context and rich harmonic style. Both versions are available on this website.

Other settings for the hymn (Organ, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Deke Sharon

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Honneur a Toi – Choral Prelude

This is a choral prelude for the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. It was written by Paul Manz as a gift to Br. George Van Grieken, who had attended one of his workshops in the 1980’s and developed a close friendship with Paul and his wife.

Along with this choral prelude is an organ accompaniment setting of the hymn that may be found on this website.

Other settings for the hymn (Organ, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Paul Manz

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Honneur a Toi – Accompaniment (Organ)

This is an accompaniment for the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. It was written by Paul Manz as a gift to Br. George Van Grieken, who had attended one of his workshops in the 1980’s and developed a close friendship with Paul and his wife.

Along with this organ accompaniment, he composed a choral prelude that may be found on this website.

Other settings for the hymn (Organ, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Paul Manz

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Honneur a Toi – SATB Setting 2

This is a SATB setting for the hymn that is sung by Brothers (and others) to honor St. John Baptist de La Salle on celebratory occasions. The piece was commissioned by Br. George Van Grieken, FSC, in 2010 for choirs in Lasallian institutions. The setting of the melody lies within a challenging rhythmic context and rich harmonic style. An earlier commission in 1999 was written in such a way that a choir could sing “around” the main melody being sung by a larger group (such as the students). Both versions are available on this website.

Other settings for the hymn (Organ, melody line, etc.) may also be found on this website.

Composer: Deke Sharon

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Lasalliana – Volume 3

Published: June 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.


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Lasalliana – Volume 2

Published: February 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.


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Lasalliana – Volume 51 – INDEX

This is an index of Volumes 1 through 50 of Lasalliana [LINK], according to their category, their subject area, and their authorship. It is useful for finding specific articles of interest and to explore related articles, subject areas, or authors. The PDF is searchable.

 

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Years of Yearning

Years of Yearning is Brother Mel’s memoir of the Saint Mary’s he found (1969 – 1997) and the jumbled, tangled tapestry that took many years to unravel and reweave, a section at a time.  His philosophical vision had to adapt to a new academic world without sacrificing the liberal arts and Catholic principles he believed were crucial to the future.  The New Century Committee then wrote the courageous language of the College Mission Statement, the continuing standard bearer of the College’s educational philosophy today.

 

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Lasalliana – Volume 1

Published: September 1, 1983

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.


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Lasalliana – Volume 4

Published: October 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.


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