Manhattan Celebrates St. John Baptist de La Salle on Founder’s Day

In honor of the life, work and legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of educators and founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Manhattan College celebrated Founder’s Day on April 6 and 7.

In honor of the life, work and legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of educators and founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Manhattan College celebrated Founder’s Day on April 6 and 7. The celebration started with an ice cream social on April 6 in the Quad, and the Air Force ROTC performed a presentation of flags and The Star Spangled Banner was sung to pay tribute to armed services and veterans from the Manhattan community.

On April 7, the festivities continued with a Lasallian breakfast in Plato’s Cave and a Lasallian service-learning luncheon hosted by the campus ministry and social action department. During the afternoon, students, staff and faculty had the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun and games including tug-of-war and jousting. In addition, a poster competition based on country, church and community, the themes of Founder’s Day, was held.

The day concluded with a Mass to commemorate the work of St. John Baptist de La Salle and an evening barbecue.

See photos from Founder’s Day below.