A Brother Pioneer: Brother Pastoris, F.S.C. (1819-1874)


Brother Pastoris, F.S.C. (1819-1874) Brother Pastoris (Jules J. Deville, 1819-1874), the austere and apostolic member of this pioneer band, was born in France on March 4, 1819. He entered the novitiate at Cluire-lez-Lyon at the age of twenty-three and received the religious habit on February 14, 1842. He spent only one year in New York, [Read More...]

The De La Salle Christian Brothers


The Brothers of the Christian Schools. The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is a teaching congregation, founded in the year 1680, St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest, and Doctor of Divinity. The establishment of this important society is the fruit of the prayers of a pious association, organized in France about [Read More...]

The Brothers of the Sacred Heart (1820)


The Brothers of the Sacred Heart The Congregation of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart was established in Lyons, France, in 1820, by Father André Coindre, of the Society of Missionaries, who preached the Word of God in all the large cities in France after the Revolution. Father Coindre was well known for hiszeal and [Read More...]