Luke Salm, FSC, S.T.D. (1921-2009)
In 1993, higher education was a fledgling ministry domain within the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. In these remarks, the author proposes several resources for authenticating and perpetuating the Lasallian identity of such institutions, beginning with the person and situation of John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute. The author speaks also to adaptations of the Lasallian model for and in the American context, with specific attention to the values of good teaching, association and brotherhood, service of the poor, and religious education.
American Catholic Higher Education; De La Salle; Lasallian;
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.