The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (also known as the Christian Brothers, the Lasallian Brothers) is a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation, founded in France by St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle.
Guided by God’s Providence, De La Salle brought together a group of young unmarried men to established the Lasallian Schools where the children of workmen and the poor would learn reading, writing and arithmetic and would also receive a Christian education through catechisms and other forms of instruction appropriate for forming good Christians.
We are Lasallian ministers, called together in association to serve and empower God’s people and one another through the educational mission of the Catholic Church.
We are men and women, young and old, Christian Brothers and colleagues exercising our shared ministry in faith and zeal.
Together we stand – open to the Spirit, rooted in the Gospel, enriched by our traditions, preferentially committed to the poor. Together we enthusiastically forge a common future as Christian educators.