Recently, my sister Kelly gave me a new document written in 1992 for Bernard Broderick's memorial that fills in a lot of the gaps in my earlier research.
|1992 Memorial document excerpt|
It's important to differentiate between the Brothers' vocation and that of priesthood. The Brothers' life is centered upon community life and educational ministry. They take the traditional religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, along with a special vow of association for the educational service of the poor.
Boys enter the Juniorate usually with Grade 8. When Bernard received his Senior Novitiate he took the name Brother Berchmans.
|Bernard Broderick as a Novitiate|
- His tour of duty from 1933-1992 took him to many countries all over the world.
- He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1950 ( he was 34 years old)
- He received his Master of Education from the University of Ottawa in 1971 (he was 55 years old)
|Source: Amherstburg Echo, 1956|
|Brother Berchmans in Nigeria with craftsman who had made a cross for the church.|
He founded the mission in Nigeria and was "a true pioneer missionary"
|Brother Berchmans visiting my grandfather Ernest Moynahan in Windsor, Ontario|
|Memorial document describes Brother Berchmans as a "true son of De La Salle"|
Bernard is pictured below in 1989, two years after I met him at LaSalle manor in Scarborough, Ontario and after he had a new stone made for his parent's grave in Maidstone, Ontario.
|Bernard Broderick pictured at the new stone made in 1989 for his parents|
Patrick and Clara (Moynahan) Broderick
|Toronto Star May 3, 1992 (H8)|
My previous posts about Bernard Broderick:
- 52 Ancestors No. 7: My Oral History Interview with Bernard Broderick
- 52 Ancestors No. 8: Christian Brother: Bernard Broderick