The Work is Yours
By Brother Luke Salm, FSC
Considered to be the best popular biography of Saint John Baptist de La Salle in English, this work incorporates modern research to complement the narratives of the original biographers to provide an illuminating background on the life and charism of the Founder of the Christian Schools and the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. This biography sheds new light on the origins of enduring elements of the Lasallian charism—reliance upon Divine Providence and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, spirituality grounded in educational ministry, providing a human and Christian education for young people, especially the poor, application of innovative concepts in schools and other educational projects, and ministry of the laity in the Church. The title comes from a prayer often said by the saint, Domine, opus, tuum—“O Lord, the work is yours.”
Copyright: 1996, second edition
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