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This is the translation in 360 pages of sections four and five of an important work published in France in 1962 by Br. Michel Sauvage, one of the top French scholars of John Baptist de La Salle and a major catalyst for the initiation and advancement of Lasallian studies.
The headings of the major sections are below.
SECTION IV: Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Foundation of the Lay Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
CHAPTER 1: The Need, the Desires, the Outlines of Communities of Schoolmasters in the Time of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
CHAPTER 2: John Baptist de La Salle: a Man for His Time and a Man of God.
CHAPTER 3: The Work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle – A Community of “Religious” Masters
CHAPTER 4: The Work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle – A Religious Community of Lay Apostles
SECTION V: The Thought of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
CHAPTER 1: The Apostolic Mission of the Institute
CHAPTER 2: The Pre-eminent Position of Religious Teaching in the Life of the Brother
CHAPTER 3: The Apostolic Efficacy of the Ministry of the Word of God
CHAPTER 4: The Brother, “Minister of the Word of God.”
CHAPTER 5: The Apostolic Aim of the Christian School and the Secular Tasks of the Brother.
CHAPTER 6: The Religious Teaching Brothers’ Apostolic Ministry and Religious Life.
Author: Michel Sauvage, FSC. (1923-2001)
Translation by: Oswald Murdoch, FSC.