De La Salle when he was a boy going to the Church nearby his grandfather Jean Moet's house in Brouillet, France.
At the age of 16, his uncle Nicolas gave the position of being the Canon of the Cathedral of Reims to him.
De La Salle moved to Paris when he turned 19 to study at the Sorbonne and he lived in the prestigiousSeminary of Saint Sulpice.
On March 1679, Adrien Nyel met Father De La Salle for the first time at the doorstep of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Child Jesus and told De La Sale about his plan to begin a school for boys.
In 1682, in the poor section of Reims, De La Salle and the first teachers moved in the Cradle of the Institute after being forced to leave their home in Rue St. Marguerite.
One of De La Salle's miracles was about a 20 year old nurse who was supposedly in her death bed. Though, when someone told her about St. La Salle, and she read about his life, it had an unexpected effect on her. She saw him one night and heard him say "you are cured". She woke up the next morning and went to Church to thank him.