prayer to patron of teachers St. John Baptist De La Salle.

The Patron Saint of Teachers

De La Salle and his brothers succeeded in creating a network of quality schools throughout France that featured instruction in the vernacular, students grouped according to ability and achievement, integration of religious instruction with secular subjects, well-prepared teachers with a sense of vocation and mission, and the involvement of parents.  De La Salle pioneered in programs for training lay teachers, Sunday courses for working young men, and one of the first institutions in France for the care of delinquents.

PRAYER

O God, You chose your blessed confessor Jean-Baptiste
to give Christian education to the poor
and to confirm young people in the way of truth,
and through him
You established a new religious congregation in your Church;
grant that through his intercession and example,
we may be inspired with zeal for Your glory
and the salvation of souls,
and be found worthy to share his reward in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Saint Jean-Baptiste de LaSalle,
Pray for us.

Saint Jean-Baptiste de LaSalle,
Pray for us.

Saint Jean-Baptiste de LaSalle,
Pray for us.

Blessing Sylvester