After starting our journey in Amsterdam (alas De La Salle never ventured there), we headed to Paris where we stayed in the District’s guest house, saw lots of sights, including the Sorbonne, where La Salle took courses in theology while in the seminary at nearby St. Sulpice .
When the adventure in Paris came to an end, we boarded the train and headed to Reims. Brother Claude Reinhardt met us and after dropping our bags off at the community house, we began to walk in the footsteps of De La Salle.
Our first stop was the Saint-Remi Basilica, the place where all the kings of France were crowned and where the relics of St. Remi are kept. It was here that St. La Salle prayed.
From the Basilica, Brother Claude led us down the same streets that De La Salle walked, passing the door where De La Salle met Adrien Nyell, the archway which he passed through every day on the way to teach, and the school he attended as a child.
After a tour of the Cathedral of Reims (will be a separate post), we made our way to De La Salle’s home. It was amazing to actually walk in the same place where he lived and spent so many days.
We hope you enjoyed this blog and the next will include the Cathedral of Reims and vineyards.
-Scott Kier & Br. Mike