John Baptist De LaSalle, a French cleric organized the Brothers of the Christian Schools (The Christian Brothers) in France in 1682, as an order dedicated solely to education. In the 300 plus years since then, the Christian Brothers have never lost sight of that singular mission, as the organization has grown to include secondary schools, college and universities in more than 80 countries.
John Baptist De LaSalle was declared a Saint by Pope Leo XIII in 1900 and was name Patron Saint of all Christian teachers by Pope Pius XII in 1950.
Today at Montini, while the faculty and administration consist primarily of lay men and women, the vision of De LaSalle remains alive in an educational community characterized by high standards of teaching, good relationships between teachers and students, high priority given to religious education and an overriding concern for the poor and for social justice.
Please follow the links below to learn more about the Christian Brothers and the Lasallian Institute throughout the world.
Click here to view the web site for the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers
Click here for the Official Institute Web Site in Rome