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

Cloister of St. Maclou

One of the four schools the Brothers operated in Rouen, it was opened in 1705 and the Brothers initially traveled here each day from the General Hospice, and eventually from their community house on the Rue Caron.

Questions to Consider

  1. The school that was located here experienced all of the challenges of cramped, city life. What similar challenges might one find in a contemporary inner city school location?
  2. Dedication to teaching the poor is often exhausting, with little reward. How is it that the Brothers were able to maintain that dedication for years on end?
  3. Is teaching the poor only a one-way street? What can we learn from the poor?