Here are some of the most frequently consulted materials.

Reference Works in English

Lasallian Themes.  (Lasallian I7) Contributed articles with bibliographies on 100+ Lasallian themes including "Apostle", "Mass" and "Redemption" by Brother Luke Salm; Also "Teacher-Pupil Relationship"(Vol. 2, p. 236), "Reward of the Teacher"(Vol. 3, p. 269), "Virtues of the Teacher" (Vol. 3, p. 311)

 

Lasalliana.  (Lasallian I7) Periodical in English, 1983-to present.

#31.  Lasallian Chronology:  documented events in the life of de La Salle.

#45.  Chronological Table of the Circulars of the Superiors.  (Shelved with the Circulars, Lasallian HA)

#51.  Index to all prior Lasalliana issues.  See especially the subject index to Section A - St. John Baptist de La Salle - facts - his teaching - writings, p. 24-28.

 

MEL Bulletins. (Lasallian HB 1) Periodical in English, 2002 to present, published by the Secretariate for the Educational Mission.  Long essays with bibliographies.  (Link to Generalate for bulletin titles and full pdf version)

#3. When School Comes to Children

#6. Scholastic education and religious culture

#7. Priority to the poor.

#16. Lasallian presence.

#17. The teaching of the catechism in Lasallian history.

#21. A Lasallian practice; the presence of God.

#22. It is already now the person it will become....

#32. Lasallian schools and teachers:  a United States perspective.

 

The dictionary of seventeenth-century French philosophers.  2 vol.  (Ref 194 F694)  London ; New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2008.

 

Reference Works - French

Vocabulaire Lasalliens (Lasallian I5 - I6).  Concordance to de La Salle's writings; text used is the Cahiers Lasalliens.

 

Works by John Baptist de La Salle in English

Collection of Various Short Treatises. (Lasallian J3) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications, Christian Brothers Conference, 1993. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

The Conduct of the Christian Schools. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330ca) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications, 1996. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

The Duties of a Christian to God. (Lasallian P1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330d) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications/Christian Brothers Conference, 2002. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

Explanation of the Method of Interior Prayer. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330e) Landover, MD: Christian Brothers Conference, 1995. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

John Baptist de La Salle : the spirituality of Christian education.  (LasallianP2) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330k) New York : Paulist Press, 2004.  Core writings and excerpts, with an introductory essay and bibliography.

The Letters of John Baptist de La Salle. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330L). Romeoville, IL: Lasallian Publications, 1988. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

Meditations by John Baptist de La Salle. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330m) Landover, MD: Christian Brothers Conference, 1994. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

Meditations for the Time of Retreat. (Lasallian K2) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330r) Winona, MN: Saint Mary's College Press, 1975.

Religious Instructions and Exercises of Piety for the Christian Schools. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330i) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications, 2002. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

Rule and Foundational Documents. (Lasallian P1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330f) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications/Christian Brothers Conference, 2002. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

The Rules of Christian decorum and civility. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78 L330rd) Romeoville: Lasallian Publications, 1990. (Link to USA/Toronto Conference for pdf version)

 

Original Works in French

Cahiers Lasalliens. (Lasallian I6-I7) (2nd floor, 255.78 C119) vol. 1, 1959 to present. The most recent volume lists the contents of all the preceding volumes. Highlights:

CL 6 and CL 7 are facsimile editions of key texts by de La Salle.

CL 9 and CL 10 : index to biographies by Bernard, Maillefer, Blain; also a summary of the writings and sayings attributed to de La Salle in these biographies. 

CL 45 and CL 46: Miguel Campos' dissertation on the writing of the Meditations for the Time of the Retreat (CL 45 and CL 46 at the Generalate)

CL 49: iconography.  Slides are available (Lasallian HA top)

CL 62 and 63:  Conduct of Schools, critical edition.

 

Oeuvres Completes. (Lasallian I7)  De La Salle's complete works in one volume. 

 

Biographies

Beyond the Boundaries: A Story of John Baptist de La Salle, Patron of all Teachers. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330bu) Lafayette, LA: New Orleans-Santa Fe Province, De La Salle Christian Brothers, 1994.

De La Salle: A Founder as Pilgrim: A Reading of the Life of the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. (Lasallian L2) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330be) London: De la Salle Provincialate, 1988.

Encounters: De La Salle at Parménie. (Lasallian K3) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330br) Romeoville, IL: Christian Brothers National Office, 1983.

John Baptist de La Salle: The Formative Years. (Lasallian L2) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330sf) Romeoville, IL: Lasallian Publications, 1989.

John Baptist de La Salle: Two Early Biographies. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330m) Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications, 1996.

The Life of John Baptist De La Salle, Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasallian P1) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330bj) 2 vols. Romeoville, IL: Christian Brothers National Office, 1982-1986.

St. John Baptist de La Salle. (Lasallian K3) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330b) Winona, MN: Saint Mary's College Press, 1965.

The Work is Yours: The Life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 225.78092 L330s) Romeoville, IL: Christian Bros. Publications, 1989.

 

Lasallian Education

Calcutt, Alfred, FSC.  De La Salle : a city saint and the liberation of the poor through education. (Lasallian P1) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330c)  Oxford : De La Salle, [1994?]

 

Colhocker, Lawrence J., FSC, editor. So favored by grace : education in the time of John Baptist de La Salle. Romeoville : Lasallian Publications, 1991. (Lasallian O1)

 

Wurth, Othmar, FSC. John Baptist de La Salle and special education : a study of Saint Yon. Romeoville, 1988. (Lasallian L2) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330w)

 

Lasallian Spirituality

Berger, Robert C., FSC, editor. Spirituality in the time of John Baptist de La Salle. Landover, MD: Lasallian Publications, Christian Brothers Conference, 1999. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 271.78 L330b)

 

Campos, Miguel, FSC, and Michel Sauvage, FSC. Encountering God in the depths of mind and heart : a commentary on John Baptist de La Salle's Explanation of the Method of Mental Prayer.Rome : Brothers of the Christian Schools, 1995. ("A Lasallian Formation Resource" ; see also Cahiers lasalliens, 50). (Lasallian P1)

 

Koch, Carl.  Praying with John Baptist de La Salle. Winona, 1990. (Lasallian O1)

 

Deville, Raymond. [Ecole francaise de spiritualite. English.] The French school of spirituality: an introduction and reader. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1994. (Lasallian B2)

 

Pungier, Jean, FSC. John Baptist de La Salle : the message of his catechism. 2nd English ed. (Lasallian O2) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330p)

 

Service to the Poor

Calcutt, Alfred, FSC.  De La Salle : a city saint and the liberation of the poor through education. (Lasallian P1) (2nd floor, 255.78092 L330c)  Oxford : De La Salle, [1994?]

 

Alpago, Bruno, FSC. The Institute in the educational service of the poor. Rome: Brothers of the Christian Schools, 2000. (Lasallian O1)(2nd floor, 271.78 AL74)

 

 

History of the Christian Brothers

History of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. (Lasallian J2) (2nd floor, 271.78 B322). 3 vols. London: Waldegrave, 1960.

Bedel, Henri, FSC. An introduction to the history of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Origins, 1651-1726. Rome : Brothers of the Christian Schools, 1996. (Lasallian O1)

Bedel, Henri, FSC.  An Introduction to the History of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools: The Eighteenth Century 1726-1804. (Lasallian O2) (2nd floor, 271.78 B390). Rome: Brothers of the Christian Schools, 1998.

Bedel, Henri, FSC. An introduction to the history of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools: The 19th Century: 1805 - 1875. Rome: Generalate, 2006. (Lasallian O2)

Bedel, Henri, FSC. An introduction to the history of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools: The 19th- 20th Century: 1875- 1928. Rome: Generalate, 2006. (Lasallian O2)

Bedel, Henri, FSC. An introduction to the history of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools: The 20th Century: 1928-1946. Rome: Generalate, 2006. (Lasallian O2)

Histoire Genérale de l'Institut des Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes. (Lasallian L2) (2nd floor, 271.78 R448) 9 vols. Paris: Plon, [1937-.

Les Temps de la "Sécularisation": 1904-1914. (Lasallian O1) (2nd floor, 271.78 R448a) Rome: Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes, 1991.

Called to the Pacific: A History of the Christian Brothers of the San Francisco District, 1868-1944 (Lasallian K1) (2nd floor, 255.7809 Is2) Moraga, CA: Saint Mary's College of California, 1979.

 

 

Key Documents of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

A Brother of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration. (Reserve, 1st floor, 255.78B) Rome: Christian Brothers, 1967.  See also the new translation by Luke Salem FSC, Lincroft, NJ : La Salle Provincialate, 1997. (Lasallian Q top)

Documents of the Thirty-Ninth General Chapter (1966) and First U.S. Regional Chapter (1968) of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. (Lasallian Qtop) (2nd floor, 255.78 D659 1966) Lockport, IL: 1967-1968.

Common Rules and Constitution of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. (Lasallian J3) (2nd floor, 255.78 B795c) Rome: Mother House, 1947.

Circulaires instructives et administratives. French and/or English. #14, 1879- (Lasallian HA1-4)

 

Important Lasallian texts are increasingly available online. 
See the link "Lasallian Studies on the Web" for links to online resources.

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