Luke Salm, FSC, STD


The remarks that follow have been billed as a keynote address for a workshop that is to deal with the characteristics of Lasallian schools. In view of the mix of those participating, it has been suggested that this first presentation give some attention to the role of the laity in the Church and in Catholic education. In an attempt to combine the two themes, I should like first to make some remarks about the Lasallian school and then broaden the topic to speak of the role of lay persons in the Church in general and in Catholic education in particular.


Catholic Education; Lasallian


The Lasallian School and the Ministry of Education in the Church

About the Author

Luke Salm, FSC, S.T.D.

Brother Luke Salm (1921-2009) was a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College for more than half a century. He was the first religious Brother and non-cleric to earn a doctorate in theology (S.T.D.) at The Catholic University of America (1955). He was an elected delegate of the District of New York to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd General Chapters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; and he was a noted historian of the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

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