John Baptist de la Salle, priest - April 7th
St John Baptist de la Salle (d. 1719, Saint-Yon, Rouen, France) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Casa Generalizia dei Fratelli delle Scuole Cristiane
(Generalate of the Brothers of Christian Schools)
Via Aurelia 476
*Located west of the Vatican.
*The remains of St John Baptist de la Salle were transferred here in 1937. They now rest in the sanctuary of the church.
*During the early 18th century he founded a community of consecrated laymen commonly referred to as the Christian Brothers. This community pioneered many educational reforms within France.