Tuesday, February 24, 2015

52 Ancestors No. 8: Christian Brother: Bernard Broderick

This is the eighth of 52 blog posts for the 2015 edition of the 52 Ancestors challenge. I have been blogging my family history for the #52Ancestors challenge since it began in 2014.

#52Ancestors asks bloggers to "have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.

This week's blog post is about my ancestor Bernard Broderick (1916-1992) who was a Christian Brother and served in Africa for twenty years.

Bernard Broderick was born the 17th of May 1916 to
Patrick Francis Broderick and Clara Moynahan

This is the house where Bernard was born.(Windsor, Ontario)


This is a picture of Bernard with his mother Clara (Moynahan) Broderick in 1918


Bernard's mother Clara died December 12, 1919

Brother Berchman
(Francis Bernard Broderick 1916-1992)
He joined the Christian Brothers when he was thirteen years old

Brother Berchman spent twenty years in Africa
(circa 1954-1974)
This is Brother Berchman with my grandfather Ernest Moynahan Sr.
on Marentette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario

This is Bernard Broderick in 1989 in Maidstone, Ontario

Toronto Star May 3, 1992 (H8)

"The Brothers of the Christian Schools" (also known as the "Christian Brothers", the "Lasallian Brothers", the "French Christian Brothers", or the "De La Salle Brothers"; French: "Frères des écoles chrétiennes"; Latin: "Fratres Scholarum Christianarum") is a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation, founded in France by Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651–1719), and now based in Rome, Italy. The Brothers use the post-nominal abbreviation of "F.S.C." to denote their membership of the order, and use the honorific title of "Brother", abbreviated "Bro.". (Source)

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