On July 28, Robert Droel became the most recent, and youngest, member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province. Rob pronounced his First Vows during a Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Palos Hills, Illinois, con-celebrated by Fathers Mark Walter and Norman Trela, and assisted by Deacon Richard Werner. Rob’s parents, Mary Ann and Bill, as well as his sister, Liz, were joined by relatives, friends, and many Brothers (including Brother Julian McDonald from the Congregation Leadership Team), who witnessed the ceremony. Brother Barry Lynch, Novice Director, presented Rob to the assembly and Brother Kevin Griffith, Province Leader, accepted Rob’s vows on behalf of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
Other News from ERCBNA
A Legacy Gift to Iona College from Mount St. Francis Community
The Brothers of the Mount Saint Francis Community have donated the core of their “Monastery” Library to Iona College. The gift, suggested by Brother J. Bertrand Darcy, was carried forward through an intensive cataloging and shipping collaboration involving...
A Chance in Life journeys to the Latin American Region
A Chance in Life (ACL) is the international extension of Boys Towns of Italy, Inc. The United States based charity, in service abroad since 1945, supports programs for children and young adults,emphasizing the role of youth as protagonists in their own growth and development and that of their community.
St. Mary's Academy Carbon Footprint Project - Agricultural Science Field
In December of 2015, the St. Mary's Academy was the recipient of an $800 US gift from the Province Leadership Team as part of its carbon footprint donation. At the time, the school and the island nation of Dominica were still recovering from the passing of Tropical Storm Erika from late August. Project ideas and use of the funds were discussed for months.
Memorial Mass for Deceased Brothers, Edmundians, and Associates
On Thursday, October 4th, Brothers, Edmundians, and Associates and spouses gathered in the Marian Chapel of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist to celebrate a Memorial Mass for deceased Brothers, Edmundians, and Associates. Spouses were invited and some did attend.