Mass of May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor

May 15 2019 12:10 pm

Proper on page 1274.  Preface for Ascension on page 881.
St. John Baptist studied theology at the Sorbonne.  Inspired by God to give a Christian education to the poor, he founded the Brothers of the Christians Schools, which soon spread throughout the world.  In private life he treated himself with extreme rigor, and died full of merits and years in A.D. 1719.