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Lasallian Prayer

“Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.”
“Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us!”
“Live, Jesus, in our hearts!  Forever!”


These short prayers are familiar to Lasallians throughout the world – Brothers, teachers, students, parents, and alumni – and are recited during each period of the day.

The prayers come from Saint John Baptist de La Salle himself, and appear in printed form as early as 1696.  Over time, these verses became a way of opening and concluding the Brothers’ community prayer sessions, and even their recreations, during the course of the day. Little by little, the Brothers began to use them in the schools, as we do today.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle is credited with a multitude of prayers and meditations he himself composed, but especially for giving to his Brothers, “Live, Jesus, in our hearts!  Forever!” as the distinct sign of their religious community. This brief and often-repeated prayer provided by De La Salle has been on the lips of Lasallians for over three hundred years .

Learn more about the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle .

In addition to classroom prayer, we also gather in communal prayer and worship several times a school year for liturgy. These liturgies include the Mass of the Holy Spirit, All Saints Day, Marian celebrations in December, Holy Thursday, and Founder’s Week. 

All Saints Day

Ash Wednesday

Ashes being distributed

Holy Thursday

Founder's Day