Dennis H. Cremin, PhD
This paper investigates the history of De La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools through the lens of religious and historical displays. The author utilizes a qualitative approach, related to museum studies. The paper evaluates early stained glass depictions of De La Salle’s life and compares them with recent museum exhibitions. It also asserts that Saint La Salle’s religious retreat at Parmenie, France, has become an integral part of the core narrative for Lasallians in recent years.
Shifting the Narrative: De La Salle at Parmenie
Keywords: De La Salle; Brothers of the Christian Schools; Stained Glass; Museum Studies; Narrative Psychology; Parmenie
Dennis H. Cremin, PhD, is a professor of History at Lewis University. He is also the Director of the Lewis University History Center. He earned his doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. He has authored several publications including Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago Front Yard. He has taken part in a number of Lasallian formation activities including SIEL and IALU.