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,

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.