Why is the program called "Lalanne"?
Father Jean Baptiste Lalanne (born in the mid 1700's) was one of the original seven members of the Society of Mary (Marianists). Lalanne was a noted educator and his success was due in large measure to his devotion to education as both a ministry and a profession, to his great love of children, and to his sympathetic understanding of their problems. His career as an educator spanned more than sixty years. Next to Fr. Chaminade, no one played a more important role in estabishing and developing the Marianist education tradition than Father Jean Baptiste Lalanne.