Introduction to Paris
This was the political and economic center of France, filled to the brim with the best and the worst of society of the time. De La Salle studied here at the seminary of St. Sulpice, made friends here, and promised to open a school when he could. He and the Brothers eventually established a number of schools in Paris, many of which were located in the area around St. Sulpice. As elsewhere, he endlessly encountered opposition and difficulties from church and civil authorities, but through perseverance, prayer, and hard work, he and the Brothers prevailed nonetheless.