The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as De La Salle Brothers, is a religious congregation of men founded by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers of youth.  The Brothers are consecrated to procuring God’s glory and the salvation of the young through the ministry of giving  a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor and marginalized.

The Brothers have answered a call to a vocation of faith, community, and service with the work of teaching the minds and touching the hearts of the young people entrusted to their care.  Together with their Lasallian Partners, the Brothers exercise a ministry that is rooted in the charism of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and realized through the over three century tradition of Lasallian education.

     Visit the Institute website at lasalle.org.                  Learn more about the Brothers’ life at BrothersVocation.org.

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Brother Jubilarians 2019-2020


In Memoriam 2019 – 2020

Brother Paul Walsh, FSC

May 30, 1925 – November 28, 2020
Received habit: August 14, 1941
Final vows: July 1, 1950, Santa Fe, NM

See milestones and tour of duty.

Brother Louis Welker, FSC

September 14, 1943 – September 14, 2020
Received Habit: August 31, 1962
Final Vows: April 14, 1968

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read funeral program.
Read local obituary.

Brother Alfred Baltz, FSC

September 24, 1922 – September 9, 2020
Received Habit: August 14, 1939
Final Vows: June 5, 1947

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read funeral program.
Read local obituary.

Brother John Achin, FSC

November 12, 1939 – June 3, 2020
Received Habit: January 25, 1958
Final Vows: August 15, 1964

See milestones and tour of duty.

Brother Robert Wallace, FSC

March 31, 1949 – May 4, 2020
Received habit: January 9, 1972
Final vows: September 16, 1983

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read funeral program.
Read eulogy by Brother Dan Fenton, FSC.

Brother Mark McVann, FSC (Midwest District)

August 28, 1950 – May 3, 2020
Received Habit: September 29, 1973
Final vows: July, 1979

See milestones and tour of duty.

Brother Ralph Baltz, FSC

August 27, 1920 – March 14, 2020
Received Habit: August 14, 1936
Final Vows: June 6, 1945

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Read funeral program.

Brother Stanislaus Sobczyk, FSC (Midwest District)

September 8, 1944 – July 22, 2019
Received Habit: August 31, 1963
Final Vows: 1969

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read eulogy by Brother Michael Meister, FSC.

Brother Martin Ash, FSC

January 27, 1940 – May 24, 2019
Received Habit: August 14, 1957
Final Vows: June 19, 1965

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read eulogy by Brother Raphael Patton, FSC.

Brother Raphael Phandinh, FSC

April 13, 1926 – March 22, 2019
Received Habit: September 15, 1946
Final Vows: August 3, 1953

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read eulogy by Brother Valery An Nguyen, FSC
Read testimonials by former students, colleagues, and friends.

Brother Jeffrey Calligan, FSC

February 5, 1940 – February 15, 2019
Received Habit: September 7, 1958
Final Vows: June 30, 1965

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read eulogy by Merle Martin Dooley.
Read eulogy by Gina Hall, AFSC.
Read testimonials by former students, colleagues, and friends.

Brother Dominic Ruegg, FSC

August 31, 1918 – February 15, 2019
Received Habit: August 14, 1936
Final Vows: August 15, 1943

See milestones and tour of duty.
Read eulogy by Brother Camillus Chavez, FSC.
Read testimonials by former students, colleagues, and friends.