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Paris | In the Footsteps of De La Salle | The Brothers of the Christian Schools

Carmelite Abbey

This Carmelite Abbey was a place of retreat for De La Salle and a place of martyrdom for his Brothers during the French Revolution. It is primarily known for the martyrdom of Blessed Brother Solomon.

Questions to Consider

1) This is a rather dramatic spot in both French and Lasallian history. How is it that such a horrendous thing could be done by people of good will and passion?

2) Imagine yourself as being one of the people inside, being asked to make a choice such as they had to make. How do you think you would respond?

3) What kinds of things can we do through our educational ministry that may ameliorate the human tendency toward violence? What could you do personally for yourself?