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

St. Maurice

The first "Lasallian" school was established here through the efforts of Adrian Nyel, along with the active work of De La Salle. Leading citizens from Reims were gathered at his home for advice and direction regarding this new school for the poor.

Questions to Consider

  • This was the first location that De La Salle arranged for Adrian Nyel’s educational enterprise? Why was it successful?
  • What was it about Adrian Nyel that may have impressed De La Salle enough to make such an effort on his behalf?
  • At this point, do you think that De La Salle saw, perhaps in a very small way, that he might become more involved in education? Why or why not?