Members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers are those spiritual sons of Blessed Brother Edmund Rice and are “men called by God to live as religious in consecrated brotherhood for the evangelization of youth within the mission of the Church (Constitutions).” Founded in Ireland by Edmund Rice in 1802, the Congregation now serves the Church in countries throughout the world. With headquarters in Rome, more than 2,500 Brothers staff schools in Ireland, England, Australia, New Guinea, India, Africa, Canada, and several South American countries, as well as the United States. In 1975, the Brothers celebrated one hundred years of service in North America.
The Brothers of Brother Rice High School are members of the Western American Province (district) which conducts schools in Illinois, Michigan, Washington, California, and Hawaii and supports missionaries in Peru, Liberia, West Africa, and The Sudan. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Brothers also serve at Leo High School, St. Laurence High School, DePaul University, San Miguel Center, Little Company of Mary Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Saint Hilary Parish, and Daley College.