The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick or the Patrician Brothers as they are popularly known began in the small town of Tullow, Ireland on 2nd February, 1808. The Congregation was founded by Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Delaney, under the patronage of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In 1846, the Brothers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to Baltimore, USA and laid the foundation for their first mission abroad. In 1883, another group of Patricians arrived in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. After establishing themselves, the brothers moved to Papua New Guinea, an island that needed the Brothers’ assistance.
In 1875, the first foundation of the Patrician Brothers was laid in Chennai, India. In 1961, Brothers were drawn to Kenya. In 2007, the Indian Province took up a mission in Ghana, Africa and in 2012, South Sudan and Dubai. In 2008, the Brothers completed 200 years of their existence as harbingers of education, touching and making a difference in the lives of many. Today, the Patrician Brothers run schools, colleges, boarding houses, technical institutions, non-formal education centres and other education related institutions in Ireland, United States of America, India, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Ghana. The headquarters known as the Generalate is located at the Patrician Brothers’ Monastery, Ryde, Australia, and it has its headquarters known as the Provincialate in Mount St. Mary’s New Delhi.
St. Patrick’s Academy, Bengaluru celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in the school premises on 26th Jan 2021 in the presence of NCC, the Brothers, the teaching and the non-teaching staff. The Indian National flag was unfurled by Rev. Br. George Joseph, Vice President of the Educational Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick followed by the day’s message by him. The Principal, Rev.Br. Paul, addressed the gathering. A rally was conducted by the NCC to build awareness on E-Waste Management in and around Kodathi. There was a virtual celebration for the Kindergarten section.
A one of its kind, virtual Christmas Program was organised this year for the students of St. Patrick’s Academy. The program revolved around the theme of hope and captivated the audience with mesmerising performances by students and teachers alike. The distinguished chief guest for the event Fr. Therese Babu also offered a beautiful message of hope to all during these trying times. The program had a variety of Christmas carols, Skits and dance performances which brought out the Christmas spirit in the best way possible. Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year Greetings to all !!!
Childhood is about innocence and kindness. It is all about joy and fun, with this rejuvenating thought in our minds, we celebrated Children’s with great enthusiasm and zeal. The Covid 19 pandemic couldn’t stop us from showering our love and blessings on our young Patricians. The teachers put up a great show and organized the Virtual Children’s Day Program for their dear students. It was a fun frolic celebration packed with melodious songs, humorous skit and entertaining dance performance by our teachers. We also witnessed the interviews of our respected Principal Rev.Bro. Paul, Vice Principal Rev. Bro.Kennedy and Manager Rev. Bro. Christopher wherein they shared the beautiful memories of their childhood and inspired the children by their motivating words.