Saint John Baptist de La Salle (1651 –1719) was born in Rheims, France, into a wealthy family of the nobility. At an early age, he entered the religious life and, due to his background and intelligence, seemed to be destined for a career as a prelate. But God had a different plan for him. Soon after being ordained, at the age of twenty-seven, he was asked to assist in the establishment of some charity schools.
The Seven Sorrow of Our Lady
1 - The prophecy of Simeon