Brother Emmett Corry, OSF
"HISTORY OF THE FRANCISCAN BROTHERS OF BROOKLYN IN IRELAND AND AMERICA"
(Brooklyn: St. Francis College, 2003)
Fleeing Famine and wars, millions of European immigrants traveled to the United States in the 19th century, and were followed by hundreds of priests sisters and brothers who served them in schools, parishes, orphanages and hospitals. In 1858, the Franciscan Brothers followed the thousands of Irish immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn before the Civil War. They taught boys and young men in many parish schools, including their own St. Francis Academy, which became St. Francis College in 1884.
The author, Brother Emmett Corry, OSF, chronicles the origins of the Order in Italy and Ireland and how a few brothers from the Franciscan Monastery in Roundstone, Galway, Ireland, followed the immigrating Irish to Brooklyn and founded a new community.
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