200 years ago today, the arrangement for Bro. Antonin to begin teaching at the first attempted Lasallian ministry in the USA (Ste. Genevieve, MO) went into effect. Brothers Aubin and Fulgence would join him at that school later the same month. The venture in Ste. Genevieve, however, lasted only 3 years.

Bro. Angelus Gabriel, The Christian Brothers in the United States 1848-1948: A Century of Catholic Education (NY: McMullen, 1948), p. 53.