Our Patron

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick or popularly known as Patrician Brothers was born in Scotland around the year 385 A.D as the son of an influential Roman Christian family. At the age of 14, he was captured by the Irish Raiders and was sold as a slave. He spent the next few years in the wilderness of Ireland, tending the sheep of his master, during which he received an inner call to serve the people of Ireland. About the age of 20, he escaped to Gaul (France) and later became a priest. Soon he was elevated to be a bishop and was sent to Ireland. He is credited to have converted the whole of Ireland to Christianity. After years of toil he left for his eternal reward on 17th March, 461. His life and his prayer the ‘Lorica’ or the ‘Breastplate of St. Patrick’ continues to inspire the Brothers and the people of Irish origin everywhere.