Many stories have been handed down about the founder of the Christian Brothers, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice: born in Callan in 1762, he established his first school in Waterford in 1802 and died there in 1844. These stories help to shape our identity as women and men who follow in Edmund’s footsteps. They reveal what is important to us and open a window on the Gospel of Jesus. Edmund’s story is told today in the work of those who have followed in his footsteps throughout the world. While the Christian Brothers arrived in South Africa in 1897, it was in response to the renewal of their mission that lead some Australian Brothers to arrive in East Africa in 1988. Since that time, the Christian Brothers have established themselves within the warm and complex society that is Kenya. Through their work, carried on now by many lay people alongside the Brothers, they continue to seek ways to support the flourishing of those living with the daily reality of poverty and injustice. The character of this work is formed through an emerging spirituality influenced by an awareness of the integral nature of creation which impacts us all but the poor most particularly.
During the program, pilgrims will have the opportunity to:
For more information contact:
Jo Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 03 9426 3214
Brian Garrone (email@example.com) / 03 9426 3208
This program forms part of the Christian Brothers’ commitment to internationality and supports EREA’s initiative to connect globally by engaging beyond borders.