Michel Sauvage, FSC, S.T.D. (1923 – 2001)


This essay served as a critical resource for Brothers of the Region of Lasallian Latin America (RELAL) as they prepared to participate in the 43rd General Chapter of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The author begins with a reflection on the transformative moment of the Second Vatican Council’s call to all religious institutes to undertake adaptive renewal “with an entirely new approach to fidelity to their founder,” a moment that invigorated the 39th General Chapter (1966-1967). The author serially presents key moments in use and understanding of terminology such as “re-foundation,” extending an exploration begun in previous colloquia, speeches, and texts.


De La Salle; Christian Brothers;


John Baptist De La Salle and the Foundation of his Institute: Re-Reading the Foundation

About the Author

Michel Sauvage, FSC, S.T.D.

Brother Michel Sauvage, FSC (1923-2001) did his doctoral thesis in Lille (Catéchèse et Laïcat, 1963), was a professor at the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome (Jesus Magister Institute), and was theologian for his brother (Bishop Jean Sauvage) at the Second Vatican Council. From 1966 to 1976, he was Assistant Superior General for Formation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. In addition, he served as the second director of the office of Lasallian Studies in the Generalate in Rome.

ISSN: 2151-2515
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