By T. O'Donoghue
O'Donoghue's ebook, that is written as a conventional historic narrative, whereas additionally using a comparative strategy, is worried with the lifetime of Catholic spiritual educating brothers around the English-speaking international, specifically for the interval 1891 to 1965, which used to be the heyday of the non secular orders.
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Extra info for Catholic Teaching Brothers: Their Life in the English-Speaking World, 1891–1965
This order is officially termed Congregation Fratrum Christianorum, but is commonly known among its members and those who attended their schools simply as the Christian Brothers. This sometimes leads to confusion with the De La Salle Brothers, who traditionally have often been given the same title in the local areas where they have worked. 93 With the support of the local Catholic bishop, Dr. Hussey, he commenced his work by opening a school for poor boys in the city in the same year. In taking this direction, he was influenced by the work of the Presentation Sisters for the education of poor girls.
48 A new Catholic middle class was, however, emerging,49 thanks partly to the effects of education. Furthermore, the potential of this effect was increased when, first, the passing of the Education Act of 1959 resulted in the granting of 75 percent of the capital costs of schools to the church,50 and then, in February 1966, when the Secretary of State for Education and Science announced that grants for denominational schools would be increased to 80 percent to implement the reorganized schemes, and that applications for these would be invited from the church.
John of God Brothers work with the poor, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly, and the dying in hospitals and health centers, in schools and in residential communities. Another order is the Xaverian Brothers, founded in Bruges, Belgium, in 1839, by Theodore James Ryken. The order was named after St. Francis Xavier (1505–1562), the renowned missionary to the Far East and patron saint of the foreign missions. Initially, a school was opened in Bruges and a branch house was opened in Bury, Lancashire, England.