April 7 – Saint John Baptist de la Salle


listenBlessed Jesus, Saint John Baptist de la Salle was the “Father of Modern Education” and the founder of Christian Brothers schools.  He made good academic education available to all, not just nobility, and he supported the schools by draining his own wealth.  I ask him to pray for all the Catholic, private, and public schools that are in my town, and for our children to be given teachers who have good ethics.  O God, purge harmful teachings from our classrooms, and bless the faculty and administrators as they make decisions on how their schools and classes should be run.  Saint John Baptist de la Salle , pray for us.  Amen

Quotes for Today

Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle (1901-1927)

quoteGod wants you to remain completely abandoned to his guidance, awaiting from him alone and from his goodness all the help you need. Follow the example of the crowd of people who had come following Jesus Christ and who waited patiently for him to provide for their nourishment without even taking the trouble to lay their needs before him.”

quoteDo not have any anxiety about the future. Leave everything in God’s hands for he will take care of you.”

quoteYou should pay attention to your behavior in what concerns not only yourself but others also, for it is impossible to please God if you do not live amicably with others. Nor will you have peace of soul unless you show consideration for those for whom you ought to set a good example.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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