A St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle Plaque is a rare find. St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719) is the patron saint of teachers and considered to be the founder of the first Catholic schools. This solid bronze plaque is a wonderful gift to honor teachers, administrators, staff and donors of your child’s Catholic school (especially schools run by the Christian Brothers).
A Large Bronze Wall Plaque
Measuring 7.9 x 6.3 inches, this large bronze wall plaque has a notch on the back to allow for easy hanging on a wall in the office or at home. A master bronze-smith conceived and forged this beautiful solid bronze plaque in Germany. This is a truly distinctive gift for that special Catholic school teacher in your life!
Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle – Founder of the Christian Brothers
Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers). He devoted much of his life to educating poor children in France. By doing so, he started many educational practices which still last to this day (schools for delinquents, technical schools, and secondary schools for modern languages, arts, and sciences). In the top right corner of this plaque, it reads in German: Joannes Baptiste de La Salle, +1719, Gruender der Schulbrueder (translation: Jean Baptiste de La Salle, died 1719, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools). This is an excellent gift for the feast day of St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle (April 7th), for teachers, staff and supporters of your child’s Catholic school (especially Christian Brother schools).