Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers and the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. As a proud De La Salle institute, St. Anne's College is honored to be at the forefront of preserving, protecting, and practicing the inspiring values that St. John Baptist de La Salle championed.
St. John Baptist de La Salle devoted his life to the pursuit of education and the betterment of society through teaching. Born in 1651 in France, he revolutionized the educational landscape of his time by establishing a unique system of schooling that was accessible to all, regardless of their social background. He believed that education had the power to transform lives and bring about positive change in the world.
With higher commitment and boundless compassion, St. John Baptist de La Salle founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a religious congregation dedicated to the mission of providing quality education rooted in faith and service. Through his vision, he established a network of schools that focused on the holistic development of students, nurturing their minds, hearts, and spirits.
For over a century, St. Anne's College has proudly carried forward the torch of St. John Baptist de La Salle's educational philosophy. We strive to create an inclusive and nurturing environment where each student is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. We are guided by the core principles of faith, community, and fostering a spirit of compassion, integrity, and lifelong learning.
On this special occasion, let us remember the profound impact St. John Baptist de La Salle has had on the field of education and also directly upon our lives. As we honor St. John Baptist de La Salle today, let us express our gratitude to all the dedicated educators who tirelessly strive to make a difference in the lives of their students. Together, let us renew our commitment to promoting education as a transformative force and carry forward the torch of St. John Baptist de La Salle's legacy.