Christian Brother


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Christian Brother

n.
A member of the Roman Catholic order of Brothers of the Christian Schools that was founded in France in 1680 by Saint Jean Baptiste de la Salle (1651-1719) and is dedicated primarily to education.
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And then the charities, my Christian brother! And mostly in difficulties, yet mostly lavish, too, in the expensive articles of print and paper.
They had reached one of those very narrow passes between two tall stones, which performed the office of a stile in Loamshire, and Dinah paused as she turned towards Seth and said, in her tender but calm treble notes, "Seth Bede, I thank you for your love towards me, and if I could think of any man as more than a Christian brother, I think it would be you.
John Gibson, 72, was jailed for two years this week for vile attacks on a boy and girl at a Christian Brother school in Co Wexford in the 1980s.
They had opened San Miguel schools, named after a Christian Brother saint from Ecuador, in American pockets of poverty, including an Indian reservation in Montana, the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, and inner-city Camden, New Jersey.
BROADCASTING legend Gay Byrne has revealed how he was beaten on a daily basis by his Christian Brother teachers.
One of his last public appearances was at a jubilee held last year to celebrate his 75th year as a Christian Brother.
At the beginning of Episode 8, "Lestrygonians," as Bloom begins his lunchtime walk across Dublin, he observes "a sugarsticky girl shoveling scoopfuls of creams for a christian brother. Some school treat" (124).
If only we'd had the terms available today I could have replied: "Why aren't you asking if I'm identifying as non-binary because, for all you know, I may be gender-fluid." Although had I said that, I would not have been able to type the words on this, or any other, page as my hands would have been so severely beaten by a Christian Brother they'd have needed amputation.
Thus, Edmund Rice Christian Brother education began in the humble setting of a stable.
It was the Byzantine loss of so much of the Eastern Christian heartland of Anatolia to the Seljuk Turks in 1071 that prompted Emperor Alexius I to seek help in his fight against the Turks from his estranged Christian brother in the West, Pope Urban II.
A WELL-KNOWN former Christian Brother has been held in prison for almost a year-and-a-half - because nobody will post bail for him.
Maximilian Kolbe Apostolate of the Printed Word with the help of two lay persons, Johnny Biafore and Lani Bolo, and the Christian Brother Ernest Gauthier, F.S.C.

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