Edmund Rice

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  • Edmund Rice was a wealthy businessmen who saw poverty amongst all the boys in Waterford.
  • Edmund decided to sell his productive business and he brought a stable which he converted into a classroom for poor boys that did not otherwise have an education.
  • Edmund and his fellow teachers had difficulty controlling the students, but Edmund did not give up.
  • Edmund saw the face of christ appealing to him through the faces of the poor illiterate boys.
  • Edmund built a bakery and a tailor shop to feed and clothe the young men he invested in their future.
  • He formed the Christian Brothers and had schools all around the world that focus on liberating education for all regardless of their background.
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