Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America
Compassion and liberation in the spirit of Jesus and Edmund


Blessed Edmund Rice
Edmund Rice Prayer

O God, we thank You for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in New Rochelle, NY (L-R) Br Jack Mostyn, Br Larry Casey, Br Jerry McCarthy and Br Mark Murphy pose around the Christmas Tree

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in New Rochelle, NY (L-R) Br Jack Mostyn, Br Sean Whitty, Br Jerry McCarthy and Br Larry Casey

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in New Rochelle, NY (L-R) Br Mark Murphy and Br Jerry McCarthy share in a prayer service to celebrate the season

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in Elizabeth, NJ (L-R) Br Peter O'Loughlin and Br Kevin Griffith

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in Elizabeth, NJ (L-R) Br Peter Zawot, Br Jack Flaherty and Br Mark Murphy

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in Elizabeth, NJ (L-R) Br Sean Moffett, Br Peter Zawot, Br Jack Flaherty, Br Ray Vercruysse, Br Kevin Griffith, Br Michael Colasuonno and Br Mark Murphy

  • Brothers Celebrating Christmas in Elizabeth, NJ (Front Row L-R) Br Kevin Griffith, Br Sean Moffett (Back Row L-R) Br Peter Zawot, Br Jack Flaherty, Br Michael Colasuonno, Br Ray Vercruysse, Br Peter O'Loughlin

  • All Hallows' Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Gabe Dunbar speaks words of welcome

  • All Hallows' Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Gennaro Sullo is happy with the tree!

  • All Hallows' Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Chuck Haynes decorates the tree!

  • All Hallows' Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Gabe Dunbar celebrates!

  • All Hallows' Community celebrates Christmas 2014

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br John Gale enjoying his Christmas meal.

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Tim Flood and Br Andy Rose getting into the Christmas spirit.

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Chuck Gattone gives a Christmas gift to the house cook. Br Ambrose Thorne in the background.

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Around the Christmas table enjoying one another's company!

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Ed Conti and Br Ambrose Thorne comforting the house dog, Max!

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 (L-R) Tim Flood, Andy Rose, John Gale, Ed Conti and Ambrose Thorne

  • The Vancouver College Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Andy Rose waits for Santa's arrival!

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Ross Wielatz examines the poinsettia!!!

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 The Brothers' Christmas Tree at Mater Dei Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Ben Favoro has a quiet contemplative moment.

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Mike Segvich attempts to place the star on the top of the Christmas Tree!!!!

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br David MacIintyre reads a prayer before dinner.

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Arthur Arndt prays with the community before the Christmas meal.

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Arthur and Br Ben enjoy an appetizer before dinner.

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Ross and Br David enjoy each other's company

  • The Mater Dei Community celebrates Christmas 2014 Br Mike Segvich happens to like the season of Christmas in Bloomfield Hills!

The Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, formerly known as the Irish Christian Brothers, were founded by Edmund Rice. Edmund, a catholic merchant during the time of the penal laws in Ireland was moved by the Holy Spirit to open his whole heart to Christ, present and appealing to him in the poor. He sold his business and devoted his fortune and his life to liberating the poor through education. We Christian Brothers are engaged in educational and other ministries.