Lasallian Thought for the Day

Love for Our Lady

St. La Salle had a deep reverence for Our Lady and in his last will and testament he recommended the Brothers to have a special devotion to the Most Blessed Virgin.

Indeed, after the first General Assembly and Retreat in 1686, La Salle took the Brothers on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Liesse, Our Lady of Joy. There he celebrated Mass and gave out Communion and entrusted the future of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian School to Mary. Our Lady became the Patroness of the Institute.

According to St. La Salle we are to seek Mary's help to preserve the virtues, especially the virtue of purity. We are to imitate her virtues, especially her humility, faith and purity. We are to invoke her name whhen we are in danger, in narrow and perilous paths. We are to look upon her as the masterpiece from God's hands.

We are also to say the Rosary every day if possible and celebrate all her feastdays with great joy and solemnity.

St. La Salle wrote a number of beautiful meditations in honour of Our Lady such as that in honour of her holy name.

In Lasallian spirituality, Mary is never far from her Son.

Queen and Mother of Christian Schools, Pray for us.

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