De La Salle's maternal grandfather, John Moët, was squire and lord. While De La Salle and his family lived in Reims, they also had a home in Brouillet. As a boy, he visited his grandparents during the summers—and it was his grandfather who helped him learn how to recite the divine office every day.
Questions to Consider
1) What must it have been like for De La Salle to grow up in such a noble household, but with so many deaths of his siblings?
2) How could your life have been different due to where you were raised in your early life?