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October 2021

Blessed Nicolas Barre

October 21

As a young man, Nicolas, discerned and joined the priesthood, apart of the religious community Minim Order of St. Francis Paola. He was attracted to their spirituality, asceticism, and mission centered on the conversion of hearts. He accompanied a group of women in supporting "Little Charitable Schools" as he recognized this as need in the society of his day. As a spiritual director to a young John Baptist de La Salle, he was an inspiration and certainly influenced the founding…

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Blessed Arnold Reche

October 23

Born to a large family, as a boy he worked as a farmer to support his family. He taught catechism in the village he was from. As a young adult, he met the Brothers while attending evening classes in their school and was attracted to their life. As a Brother, he taught agriculture, yet his zeal led him to catechize. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, he worked with other Brothers as a nurse to meet the medical and spiritual…

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November 2021

Commemoration of the Heroic Vow 1691

November 21

November 21, 1691 John Baptist De La Salle, Nicholas Vuyart and Gabriel Drolin profess the 'The Heroic Vow', to remain together in society even if they would have to beg and live on bread alone. "Most holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, prostrate in a profound respect before your infinite and adorable majesty, we consecrate ourselves entirely to you, to procure with all our power and with all our care the establishment of the society of the Christian Schools…

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