The Lasallian Network
The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is a Catholic religious order of laymen whose mission is to provide spiritual and human education to the young, especially the poor. Founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle in 17th century France, today approximately 5,000 Brothers and 80,000 Partners serve nearly 900,000 students in about 1,000 educational ministries located in 80 countries. The Brothers of the Christian Schools is the largest religious order of Brothers in the Church dedicated solely to the mission of Christian education. The Institute’s headquarters, Casa Generalizia, is located in Rome, Italy.