Brother Spotlight: Peter Bonventre, FSC

February 1st, 2021|2 Comments

At ninety-three years old, I have been blessed by God with pretty good health, except for being quite deaf. Reading is one of the things I truly enjoy in my Community, De La Salle Brooklyn. I also enjoy dabbling in writing poetry. Back when I had the good fortune to be a teacher, English was my usual subject. A graduate of St. Augustine’s High School in Brooklyn, I attribute my vocation to the Christian Brothers I met there. In those days, many young [...]

Tides Family Services Nimble During COVID-19

January 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Providence, RI - When normal life gave way to COVID isolation last March, Rhode Island charities had to give up or rethink the fundraisers that were their life's blood. And yet, some charities found ways to continue their mission. Some thought up workarounds. Some found grants. Some found loyal donors willing to give more. Many found new donors who couldn't let their neighbors suffer. One just happened to catch the eye of the world's third-richest woman soon after she pledged to give [...]

Brother Thomas Browne, FSC

January 26th, 2021|4 Comments

Words of Remembrance for Brother Thomas Browne, FSC by Brother John McMahon, FSC De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, NJ February 13, 2021 Tom was loud, coarse, direct, opinionated, and independent. That was my initial reaction when I first met Tom about six years ago. He was also hard of hearing! After an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, while proudly showing a young Brother around his ministry, Tom seemed to change, or maybe I just got to know him better as [...]

Christian Brothers Academy Addresses Staffing Shortage With Unique Solution

January 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Syracuse, NY - Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse has found a unique solution to help with the staffing shortage during the 2020-2021 school year. They reached out to alumni for help. President for the school, Matthew Keough, said former students were the perfect answer because they were home. “Maybe they were home from college as a senior or working remotely from college, or maybe it’s their first job, and with what was going on economically and in universities, a lot of people [...]

Grants Add New Technology at Saint Raphael Academy

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Pawtucket, RI - Saint Raphael Academy recently received two grants that will enhance technology at the Academy and will further support STEAM curriculum for years to come. The Academy was awarded a grant of $50,490 from The Champlin Foundation to upgrade the arts technology lab. The grant will be used to purchase 20 Lenovo desktop computers that will mainly be used in fine arts classes, but also become a resource for STEAM-centered blended learning in other subjects. Saint Raphael Academy is the first [...]

The Events in Washington, D.C., on January 6th, 2021

January 8th, 2021|0 Comments

STATEMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE DISTRICT OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA OF THE BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS We denounce the events of January 6th, 2021 at the United States Capitol, a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world. The actions of a violent mob were a direct attack upon our democratic process and an attempt to interfere with the recently concluded open, fair and free elections. By the grace of God and the commitment of Senators and [...]