On this day, John Baptist de La Salle wrote a fraternal letter to Brother Mathias who was living in Mende (France). “So long as you are obedient,” observed the Founder, “God will support you.”

John Baptist de La Salle, Letter 56 (to Bro. Mathias), quoted in The Letters of John Baptist de La Salle, trans. Bro. Colman Molloy and ed. Bro. Augustine Loes (Romeoville, IL: Lasallian Publications, 1988), p. 167..