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October 21, 2020
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of October, repeating indefinitely
Nicolas Barré was born October 21, 1621, in Amiens, France. In 1641, he joined the Minim Order of St. Francis of Paola, where he taught philosophy while still remaining a deacon. After becoming a priest in 1645, he became a professor of theology and librarian. After falling ill, he moved to a convent in Amiens and later to Rouen. While he was there, he carried out his idea of “Little Charitable Schools” and “the Charitable Teachers.” He was consulted by John Baptist de La Salle and helped develop the foundation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Nicholas Barré died May 31, 1686, in Paris, France.