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Religious Instructions and Exercises of Piety for Christian Schools

This book brings together two smaller works by John Baptist de La Salle: 1) Instructions and Prayer for Holy Mass, Confession, and Communion, with Methodical Instruction by Questions and Answers on How to Confess Well, and 2) Exercises of Piety to Be Performed During the Day in the Christian Schools, which includes a number of hymns.

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This book collects together into one volume two spiritual and educational writings by John Baptist de La Salle. Their contents, sources, history, and aims are examined in light of his other writings.

  • Instructions and Prayer for Holy Mass, Confession, and Communion, with Methodical Instruction by Questions and Answers on How to Confess Well
  • Exercises of Piety to Be Performed During the Day in the Christian Schools
  • Includes are the hymns that were written to be sung to popular tunes. The hymns texts were created to be catechetical and convey pious sentiments. The French texts would have rhymed.

(2002; 497 pp.)

Translated by Richard Arnandez, FSC. Edited by Eugene Lappin, FSC.

Volume 9 of Lasallian Sources: The Complete Works of John Baptist de La Salle, 2002.

Publisher: Christian Brothers Conference – Lasallian Region of North America