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This guide provides information about the Catholic religious institute or congregation called the De La Salle Christian Brothers or Brothers of the Christian Schools, who were founded in France in 1680 by St. John Baptist de La Salle to provide Catholic education to youth, especially the poor.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers are not to be confused with the Congregation of Christian Brothers or Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, who were formerly known as the Brothers of the Christian Schools of Ireland or the Irish Christian Brothers, and who were founded in Ireland in 1802 by Blessed Edmund Rice for a similar purpose.
Both congregations are sometimes referred to as Christian Brothers.
This guide provides references to print and electronic publications by and about St. John Baptist de La Salle and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Although the Brothers are worldwide, the guide focuses on the establishment of the Institute in France by De La Salle and on its later development in the United States and Canada.