Ex Corde Ecclesia

Ex Corde Ecclesia (ECE) and "Ex Corde Ecclesia: The Application to the United States" published by the United States Conference of Bishops (USCCB) on May 3, 2001, affirm the ongoing work of Manhattan College administrators, faculty, and staff to preserving and enhancing the Catholic identity and culture of the College as exemplified by and implemented since its founding in 1853 through the religious heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

Download a PDF of the Decennial Report of the Application of Ex Corde Ecclesia

Green Book 

Distributed to all Manhattan College community members, this book is a guide to the presence of the Lasallian and Catholic tradition on our campus, in our current programs and practices, and in the lives of some of our distinguished faculty and alumni.

The book also provides a collection of quotations that are intended to assist with reflection on our core values and commitments. It is our hope that members of the Manhattan community—current and future students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni—will find this book a pleasant and helpful companion, one that may perhaps spark further study of and reflection on the rich legacy of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Download a PDF of the Green Book (2017 Edition)

Download a PDF of the Green Book (2012 Edition)

Lasallian Resources

Here are a number of ways you can learn more about the Lasallian faith, both here at Manhattan College and around the world. 

  • Representing Lasallians in 80 countries, the 45th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools met for 51 days to evaluate the Institute and set out the main guidelines for the future of the Lasallian mission. provides background information, resources, updates throughout the Chapter, and outcomes following its conclusion.
  • Based on an actual pilgrimage of the places in France where St. John Baptist de La Salle walked and worked, In the Footsteps of De La Salle is a virtual journey tells the story of the educational movement that De La Salle and the first Brothers began in 1680 — an educational journey which is ongoing today.
  • Manhattan College was entrusted with a collection of stained glass windows that are installed on campus in the Chapel of De La Salle and portray scenes from the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, from his childhood in Reims to his death and subsequent glorification in heaven.