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The De La Salle Christian Brothers (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) are passionate about carrying on the mission of their founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle. De La Salle founded the mission to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor.

The Brothers are lay religious men dedicated exclusively to education. Brothers live in community and take vows of association for the service of the poor through education, stability in the Institute, obedience, chastity and poverty. They serve as authentic witnesses of Christian faithfulness, sharing fraternal relationships and a Gospel-centered life.

Throughout the world today, 4,000 Brothers carry on De La Salle’s mission together and by association with their 90,000 Partners. In the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), nearly 600 Brothers and 13,000 Partners touch the hearts of more than 98,000 youth and young adults in nearly 100 elementary, middle, and secondary schools, colleges and universities, educational centers, youth and family services centers, retreat centers, and camps.

Learn more about the Brothers’ vocation and discernment resources to invite young people to explore God’s call >