(Brothers of the Christian Schools). Noted and influential RC educ. brotherhood, founded 1680 at Reims by Jean* Baptiste de la Salle. Its mems. take the 3 simple vows,* are pledged to teach without compensation, and wear a special habit. Priests with theol. training may not become mems. Organization and discipline recall that of the Jesuits, but there is no official connection with that order.
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