Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland – Brothers of Saint Patrick, or Patrician Brothers


Educational. Under Simple Vows. Founded 1808.

The Institute of the Brothers of Saint Patrick was founded by the Right Rev. Daniel Delany, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, at Tullow, county Carlow, in 1808.

The object of the Institute is the Christian education of youth after the personal sanctification of the members. The Institute was formally approved by his Holiness Leo XIII in a decree published in 1888, and confirmed in 1893.

The novitiate house is at Tullow, at Saint Patrick’s Seminary; the novitiate lasts five years.

The Institute is governed by a Superior-General, who resides at Tullow, and four assistants.

The habit is the same as the Irish Christian Brothers.

The Brothers, after their profession, live in community.

MLA Citation

  • Francesca M Steele. “The Brothers of Saint Patrick, or Patrician Brothers”. Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland, 1903. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 November 2018. Web. 19 April 2021. <>