The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick was founded by Bishop Daniel Delany in the year 1808.
The Congregation derives its name from the Great Apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick, who in his time fought ignorance, injustice, wickedness and immorality, just as our founder did in his own time. The founder realised that the root of universal demoralization was ignorance and hence he began to impart moral education. He had in mind the religious, moral and literary education of children in schools.
The Brothers came to India in 1875 and took charge of a large Anglo-Indian School. This seed has grown into a large tree spreading its branches to various parts of the country, producing thousands of eminent men and women who have contributed and continue to contribute to the country in various capacities.
In our commitment to serve people, we find our primary inspiration in the life and teachings of JESUS CHRIST. We experience anxiety in this period of rapid change as we are beckoned beyond the bounds of safe securities. However, like the founding Patricians, we will step forward in faith with the courage of our convictions and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT : Our apostolic endeavours are inspired and nurtured by the Good News of Jesus Christ.
St. Patrick's Academy, Angamaly was opened in 2005 and is founded and managed by The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick, India and is registered as The Educational Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick, Angamaly. The Society reserves the right to close down or dispose of, in whole or in part, any of the institutions or activities, whether educational or charitable, as the Governing Body of the Society may deem fit and no claim can be made on the Society for such actions.
The Society of St. Patrick, whose educational institutions in India and abroad are highly appreciated for the sound, moral intellectual and physical education imparted to the children committed to their care. The Brothers consider the formation of character the first essential of any sound educational system, and so great stress is laid on the inculcation of high ideals, gentlemanly behaviour and moral rectitude.