By Brother George Van Grieken, FSC
On May 15, 1950, Saint John Baptist de La Salle was declared the Patron Saint of All Teachers of Youth by the Catholic Church. There is something in his story, in his writings, and in his living spirit that plants itself in the hearts of teachers everywhere. Here is someone worth knowing, especially if you are involved in the ministry of education. Here is a remarkable individual who continues to shape the educational world of today in ways he could not have imagined, inspiring educators from all backgrounds and cultures, shaping how they see students, teachers, and the activity of teaching. His insights, example, and faith-ﬁlled perspective naturally resonate with that of educators everywhere, reminding them why they became involved in teaching in the ﬁrst place. He is indeed a true saint for all teachers. And this little book tells his story.
This book is available for purchase through Saint Mary’s Press. Click here to order your copies through Saint Mary’s Press.
The Teacher’s Saint is also available in French. Click here to view and purchase Le Saint Enseignant: Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, Saint Patron des Éducateurs on the Saint Mary’s Press website.
The Teacher’s Saint is also available in Spanish. Click here to view and purchase El Santo de los Maestros: Juan Bautista de La Salle, Celestial Patrono de los Educadores on the Saint Mary’s Press website.