If you didn't know, I'm a priest and an educational reformer and these kids are some of the students from the school I helped establish.
Hello! I am St. John Baptist De La Salle.
Because of all my hardwork to contribute to the learning of the children and my inspirational works, I was proclaimed as the Patron Saints of All Teachers.
You’re probably curious why I’m called a saint right?
Well, as I said, I am an educational reformer. I helped train other teachers and we built a community where we call ourselves brothers. Together, we teach the children of the poor.
I met St. John Baptist De La Salle by chance at the Sisters of the Infant Jesus while I was visiting.
There has been a lot of moments that I give significance to, but the turning point of my life was when I meet Adrian Nyel.
I wanted to establish a free school for boys in Rheims, so I went to the Sisters of the Infant Jesus to ask for their help, when I met St. La Salle by chance.
I am planning on beginning a free school for boys.
I think we should talk about this more at my home.
After listening to my plans, St. La Salle said that the town would not be in favor of another new school. He invited me at his family home to further talk about my plan.
I learned that education is not just for us, but for others too, we must not deprive them of that. Regardless of one’s social class, they still deserve to be educated.
We have learned so many things from St John Baptist De La Salle.
I learned that no matter how many people might try to stop you, you must not be fazed as long as you know that you are helping people and it’s for a good cause.
I dedicated most of my life to the education of poor children and training teachers, I am now the founder of the Institute of the Brother of the Christian Schools. I hope a lot of people gets inspired by my story and make it a motivation for them to help those in need.