Writings of the Founder

Lasallian Studies offers the text of the complete works of De La Salle.

The text published in 1993 has been checked, with added notes and cross references. The whole text and each of the works carries an introduction, written by Brother Alain Houry.

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General introduction to the writings of De La Salle


Introduction to the Common Rules and the Rule of the Brother Director.
Common Rules RC
Rule of the Brother Director FD


Introduction to Memoire on the Habit.
Reflections on the Habit MH


Introduction to personal writings
Personal writings EP


Introduction to the Collection of Different Small Treatises
Collection of Different Small Treatises R


Introduction to the Directories
Directories RD


Introduction to the Explanation of the Method of Mental Prayer
Explanation of the Method of Mental Prayer EM


Introduction to the Meditations for Sundays and Feasts
Meditations for Sundays MD
Meditations for Feasts MR


Introduction to Meditations for the Time of Retreat
Meditations for the Time of Retreat MR


Introduction to the Letters
Original manuscript letters LA
Copied letters LC
Printed letters LI


Introduction to The Conduct of Schools Ma
Conduct of Schools CE


Introduction to Rules of Politeness
Rules of Politeness and Christian Good Manners RB


Introduction to Duties of a Christian A
Duties of a Christian A DA


Introduction to Duties of a Christian B, and of the Largerand Smaller Outlines (summaries)
Duties of a Christian B DB
Larger Summary of Duties GA
Smaller Summary of Duties PA


Introduction to Duties of a Christian 
Duties of a Christian C DC


Introduction to Instructions and Prayers
Instructions and Prayers I


Introduction to Exercises of Piety
Exercises of Piety E


Introduction to Hymns (Spiritual Canticles) A
Hymns A CA S