A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BROTHERS OF ST. PATRICK

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.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Children’s Day

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.

Investiture Ceremony

St Patrick’s Academy Bengaluru organised its 11th Investiture Ceremony on 7th November, 2020. The honourable chief guest, Rev. Bro. Christopher Dawes graced the occasion with his august presence. A spirit of unity and dynamism filled the air as the grand ceremony commenced with a prayer song followed by the lighting of the lamp. It was a solemn occasion where all the young students were well prepared to don the mantle of leadership and responsibility with utmost dedication. The senior coordinator, Miss Lucy Jacob welcomed all the invited guests. She also motivated the students by saying, "Don’t let what you can’t do, stop you, from, what you can do."

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Outreach Program

St. Patrick’s Academy Bengaluru, in order to reach out to the less privileged of the school community, laid foundation stone for the house for Mr. Somashekar, one of their service staff, on February 28,2020. Rev.Bro. George Xavier, Deputy Congregational Leader of Brothers of St. Patrick, led the blessing prayer of the event. The Principal, Rev. Bro.Paul and other members of the Patrician family were present there. The construction of the house has been completed and the Handing Over Ceremony of the New House to the family has been formally completed by the Principal, Rev.Bro. Paul and the Student Office Bearers on 17/10/2020 at 3.pm.

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