Peter Killeen, FSC


This essay is concerned with the prescriptions governing the communal prayer life of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as found in the 1718 and 1987 versions of their Rule. Concerned solely with communal prayer as prescribed for a regular school day, the essay provides a glimpse into religious life as lived by a fairly new congregation in the early part of the eighteenth century, through the call for renewal in religious congregations set forth by the Second Vatican Council, and concludes with a careful examination of parallel prescriptions in the Rule of 1987.


De La Salle; communal prayer; Lasallian;


Communal Prayer in the 1718 and 1987 Editions of the Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

About the Author

Peter Killeen, FSC

Brother Peter Killeen, FSC, is Vocation Director at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at Catholic University of America.

ISSN: 2151-2515
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