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Lasalliana – Volume 31 – Lasallian Chronology

Published: September/December 1994


This is an extremely detailed chronology of all the documented events in the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

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Unlike the regular volumes of Lasalliana, this volume is a single document of 220+ pages that chronicles every event either directly or indirectly associated with the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Institute that he founded. Each event includes a short explanation and the source or reference for the event.


EXAMPLE: On February 17, 1682, John Baptist de La Salle makes a promise to reimburse the Sisters of the Child Jesus. “In case there was a shortfall on the capital of [the equivalent of 600 British pounds in 1994], he promises to reimburse them out of his own pocket. Notaries: Herbin and Admet. Signature of De La Salle, age thirty.” Sources cited are from the Cahiers Lasalliens.

NOTE: Below is an explanation of the “four parts of the filing scheme” for each article in Lasalliana.

Example: On an article marked 20-2-A-77:

  • 20 means that it was published in folder [volume] number 20
  • 2 means that it was article number 2 of this folder
    • In every folder there are twenty articles
    • This article numbering was added to the scheme with volume 15
  • A means the subject of the article is St. John Baptist de La Salle
  • 77 means that there have already been 76 other articles published on this subject before the present one.

General Subject Classifications:

  • O – General subjects – Miscellaneous
  • A – John Baptist de La Salle – Facts – His Teachers – Writings
  • B – Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – The Brother – History and Current Events
  • C – Ministry – Educational Processes – Pedagogy – Teaching
  • D – Mission – Shared Mission – Lasallian Family – Association
  • E – Experiences – Witness – Happenings – Events