Blessed Edmund Rice was given the grace to respond to the call of Jesus by identifying with Christ in the poor. His example evoked a deep awareness of God's loving presence in all with whom he came in contact. He also awakened within them a consciousness of their dignity as children of God. He invited his followers to share the Gospel insight to reach out to the needy, especially the materially poor.

The life of Blessed Edmund Rice - businessman, husband, father, widower, religious brother, teacher, and founder - challenges all involved in Christian Brother Education to live and teach Gospel values. His vision inspires the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education:

"Edmund Rice was moved by the Holy Spirit to open his whole heart to Christ present and appealing to him in the poor." (1984 General Chapter).

The Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education Calls Educational Ministry Sites and Those Working in Them to . . .

I. Evangelize Youth within the Mission of the Church.

II. Proclaim and Witness to Catholic Identity.

III. Stand in Solidarity with those Marginalized by Poverty and Injustice.

IV. Foster and Invigorate a Community of Faith.

V. Celebrate the Value and Dignity of each Person and Nurture the Development of the Whole Person.

VI. Collaborate and Share Responsibility for the Mission.

VII. Pursue Excellence in all Endeavors.

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