Luke Salm, FSC, STD
Brother Luke writes about an honor student of long ago, an honor student who made good and did great things with the talent God had given him. That honor student’s name was John Baptist de La Salle. The oldest son of a well-to-do family, he graduated summa cum laude from the University College in Rheims, France, in 1669. He went on for graduate study in theology, was ordained a priest, and eventually earned the degree of Doctor of Theology with top honors in 1680.
De La Salle; Lasallian; Lasallian pedagogy
About the Author
Luke Salm, FSC, S.T.D.
Brother Luke Salm (1921-2009) was a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College for more than half a century. He was the first religious Brother and non-cleric to earn a doctorate in theology (S.T.D.) at The Catholic University of America (1955). He was an elected delegate of the District of New York to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd General Chapters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; and he was a noted historian of the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.