Brothers of Charity

Founded at Ghent, Belgium, in 1807, by Canon Peter J. Triest. The special aim of this congregation is the sanctification of its members by the exercise of works of charity, such as tending the sick, sheltering poor workmen, caring for the aged, insane, or idiotic, and instructing the young. So rapid was the expansion of this brotherhood that its members were invited to England, Holland, America, and Ireland. The novitiate for the American province is at the Saint Benoit Asylum, Longue-Pointe, near Montreal, Canada, and the Brothers conduct an orphanage and industrial institute at Boston, Massachusetts. Statistics: 50 houses, of which 17 are lunatic asylums, in Belgium, England, Canada, the United States, and Belgian Congo.

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