religious community providing a human and Christian
education to the young, especially the
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to our Web site. We are a religious community in the
tradition of St. John Baptist De La Salle (1651-1719),
dedicated to providing a human and Christian education to
the young, especially the poor. To find out more about the
De La Salle Brothers, click on the appropriate links
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The De La
Salle Brothers is a religious congregation of men within the
Catholic Church. Founded in 1684 France by a priest and
scholar, John Baptist De La Salle, to live and work in
association (with one another) in order to serve the poor
through education.In doing so, De La Salle founded the first
non-clerical male religious congregation, in the
Catholic Church. It was (and still is) a religious
congregation with a specific apostolate,
p p o r t u n i t i e s
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already asked yourself if it is possible to learn more about
St. De La Salle, without first becoming a Brother. If so,
then explore this site further.
De La Salle
De La Salle was a man of his time. Born in France in 1651 to
a wealthy family (his father was high in the legal
profession), De La Salle would become one of the most
innovative educators and thinkers of modern
This prayer is
recited daily by the Brothers living in Australia, New
Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
interesting Lasallian sites. There are also links to other
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History Of The Brothers In Australia, Papua New Guinea And
The arrival of
the De La Salle Brothers in Australia, was essentially a
response to a request by the then Archbishop of Sydney,
Cardinal Moran. For more about our history in Australia, New
Zealand and Papua New Guinea, follow this link.
La Salle Brothers At Marrickville
The De La
Salle Brothers came to Marrickville in 1932. De La Salle
College Marrickville, conducted by the De La Salle Brothers
was officially opened on 28 October 1932 (The Feast of
Christ the King), by his Grace Archbishop Kelly. Attendance
on the first day was one hundred and nineteen students. In
1933, the school operated with a staff of seven teaching
Brothers. Click on this link, to find out more on the
history of the De La Salle Brothers at Marrickville and the
various ministries that they undertake.
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South Wales, Australia.
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