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
Founder's Day 2019
Schools from across the ERCBNA Province celebrate Founder’s Day and create videos to show their support for immigrants in North America and around the world.
Geneva - Compassion, Presence and Liberation
Mia Mirassou travels to Geneva to represent the ERCBNA at Edmund Rice International's training course in human rightsat the U.N.
Reaping What's Sown
Palma School’s program working with inmates at Soledad State Prison continues to bear fruit. A member of the program who was recently released on parole reflects on Palma’s program and how it impacted his life and has led him to advocate for other inmates at the CA State Capitol.
Advocacy at Brother Rice, Chicago
Brother Rice, Chicago's Advocacy Club continues to advocate for others. Their partnership with Love Without Boundaries has even involved alumni living thousands of miles away.