Fromentin House


Colors: Burgundy and Gold

Motto: Rise from the Ashes

Salesian Quote: If one does not ascend the ladder he must descend; if one does not conquer he will be conquered

Service Project: Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans (DCHV)

House Director: Mrs. Jen Vintigni

Fr. Charles Fromentin was one of three original Oblates from France sent by Fr. Brisson to found Salesianum in 1903. From humble beginnings at a house on the corner of 8th and West Streets in downtown Wilmington, Salesianum opened with 12 students but grew steadily under Fr. Fromentin’s leadership as first principal.

In his early career, Fr. Fromentin worked in Africa before returning to the U.S. to lead the Oblates. He exemplified the trailblazing spirit that continues today in the Oblates and at Salesianum.