We, the Brothers of St. Patrick(Patrician Brothers), inspired by the life of Jesus
Christ, rise to proclaim his option for the poor. We hold all of creation to be
holy and worthy of reverence. Its song of praise is spoiled only by sin. We dedicate
ourselves to restore right relationships to our world by compassion and action for
Like Daniel Delany (the founder of the Brothers of St. Patrick), we refuse to separate
our faith from life. Through life-giving Brotherhood and prayer, we strive for a
union of hearts and minds, which will transform us and lead us to witness and service.
We set ourselves firmly against whatever may cause injustice. We tend to the marginalised,
and in so doing, glorify our Creator - God.
We resolve to carry forward the enduring educational initiatives of our forbearers
and the newer ministries of our Apostolate, but we will test them all, for their
benefit to the poor and for the sake of justice. Wherever we are, we will promote
wholeness, and welcome self-worth.
As the future unfolds, our hope remains secure. Because our call is for service,
we are ready to venture, risk, even fail, that some good might take hold, that some
hope might be shared and that the poor might have their voices heard.