Edmund Rice Christian Brothers
Members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers are those spiritual sons of Blessed Brother Edmund Rice and are “men called by God to live as religious in consecrated brotherhood for the evangelization of youth within the mission of the Church (Constitutions).”
Founded in Ireland by Edmund Rice in 1802, the Congregation now serves the Church in countries throughout the world. With headquarters in Rome, more than 2,500 Brothers staff schools in Ireland, England, Australia, New Guinea, India, Africa, Canada, and several South American countries, as well as the United States.
In 1975, the Brothers celebrated one hundred years of service in North America.