Luke Salm, FSC, STD
In a recent feature story in The New York Times, Henry Evans, editor of Explorers Journal, described an adventure as “an expedition gone wrong. If you had an adventure,” he said, “you didn’t take into account all the known variables.” This might just as well describe the history of John Baptist de La Salle and the congregation of teaching Brothers that he founded. It corresponds to the often quoted remark of De La Salle himself that if he had known in the beginning what was in store, he would never have had the courage to go through with it.
De La Salle; Lasallian; Education
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.