Brothers of Christian Instruction
Brothers of Christian Instruction Motto "For God Alone" Formation 1819 Purpose/focus Educational/Religious Headquarters N/A Location Various Region served Worldwide Website http://www.ficbrothers.org/
The Brothers of Christian Instruction also known as the De la Mennais Brothers is a Christian educational organization founded in 1819 by Gabriel Deshayes and Jean-Marie de la Mennais for the instruction of youth. Their aim remains that of their Founder :
"to educate the young and to make Jesus Christ better known and better loved". 
On June 16, 1819, Gabriel Deshayes, pastor at Auray and vicar general of Vannes, and Jean-Marie de Lamennais, vicar of Saint-Brieuc, two Catholic priests in France, established the Brothers of Christian Instruction. Formally recognized by the Catholic Church in 1890, this organization dedicated itself to promoting education among the working class in France and, eventually, across the world.
They vowed to carry the message of the gospel and the rudiments of knowledge to every child in need throughout the region and received Catholic papal approval in 1890. The congregation of the Brothers of Christian Instruction grew, soon extending their mission into Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, England, Canada, and the United States.
In 2005, 1,300 members of the Brothers of Christian Instruction promoted education in twenty-five countries.
- Collège Jean de la Mennais
- St. Francis Xavier's College (Liverpool)
- St. Mary's International School
- Walsh University
- Official Website of The Brothers of Christian Instruction
- Brothers of Christian Instruction at the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
This article on the Catholic Church, Catholic institutions, and wider society is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.