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

Reims Cathedral

An altar server from the start, De La Salle regularly attended Mass and prayers here, and was a Canon for sixteen years. This is also where he said his first Mass, and around which his liturgical life revolved.


  • Growing up within this grand cathedral, how do you think De La Salle’s early thinking about the Church and God were shaped?
  • In sixteen years as Canon of the Cathedral, what dissonances, if any, might have arisen as he became more involved with Adrian Nyel and the first Brothers?
  • De La Salle’s attachment to the Church never wavered throughout his life. Where does his experience as Canon fit into that reality?