Blessed Edmund Rice
On October 6th 1996 Pope John Paul 11 beatified Edmund Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers. On that occasion he declared:
“Here we have an outstanding model of a true lay apostle and a deeply committed Religious … once more Ireland has given the Church and the world a striking testimony of complete fidelity to Christ.”
Eileen Good spoke to Christian Brother Donal Blake about the man whose feast we celebrate on May 5th.