Au jour de sa mort, le vendredi saint 7 avril 1719, St Jean-Baptiste de La Salle exprimera ainsi toute la signification spirituelle de son existence.
Bonne fête à notre fondateur Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. Unissons-nous tous dans la prière proposée ce soir à 18h par le pôle des fraternités avec les lasalliens du monde.
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Source: Groupe Saint Joseph La Salle Troyes
07 APRIL 1719
“He could not say more because a cold sweat that came over him took away the use of speech. At that moment he entered on a severe agony, which lasted from midnight until half-past two the next day, which was Good Friday. Having then come to a little, the thought was suggested to him of imploring the assistance of the most blessed Virgin by this prayer of the Church, that it was his custom to address to her every day at the end of the day: Maria, Mater gratiae, etc Brother Superior who never left him, then asked him if he did not accept with joy the pain he was suffering. ‘Yes,’ he answered,
‘I adore in all things the will of God in my regard.’
“They were the last words he pronounced. At three o’clock in the morning he fell back into agony which lasted till four o’clock. The agitation it caused him did not prevent there being seen on his face a tranquil and assured look. Finally towards four o’clock he made an effort as though to go and meet someone, he joined his hands, raised his eyes to heaven, and expired. He died on 7 April 1719, the day of Good Friday, aged sixty-eight years.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
*Excerpt from Br. Alfred Calcutt’s « De La Salle: A city saint and the liberation of the poor through education »