HISTORY

Patrician College For Women is a Christian Minority institution. It is run by the Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick, an International Catholic Religious Order founded in the year 1808. It has established its presence in all continents of the world. The College was founded in the year 2017 on the sprawling campus of St. Joseph’s Academy, the best ranked day school in the State. The College has a campus spread over four acres of land. The Brothers are well known for both school and higher education in India and abroad. With their experience of 211 years in the field of education they bring into Patrician College For Women a system of education that is based on sound moral principles and values.

Vision

The vision of the College is to build a vibrant and inclusive learning community in a culture of excellence sustained by a sound value system that promotes responsible citizenship and effects social change.We will instill in are ladies the perdurable values which will aide them to bloom their true prospective to the optimal.We will strive for stimulating rather than dominating.

Mission

The mission of the College is to empower young women to face the challenges of life with courage and commitment, to be builders of a humane and just society, and to promote a learning community in which all, especially those from less privileged background, feel part of the collaborative high quality educational process which is value based and leads to holistic growth.

To realise this vision and accomplish its mission, the College has set the following objectives:

  • to develop in the College, a community of individuals endowed with intellectual curiosity, and an eagerness for lifetime learning, who will use knowledge creatively for social transformation
  • to form women of character, with sound moral principles and integrated personalities
  • to instill in the students a sense of national pride and appreciation of Indian traditions and cultures
  • to create awareness among students about current socioeconomic, political and cultural issues and to denounce all forms of oppression relating to class, caste and gender
  • to sensitise students to environmental issues, thus motivating them to promote ecological justice and sustainable development
  • to establish a link between the institution and policy makers through collaborative research leading to social development.

Patron Saint

St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Brothers of St. Patrick is one of the world’s most popular saints. Patrick was born around 385 AD in Scotland, of Roman parents. As a boy of fourteen, he was captured during a raid party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after a dream in which God told him how to leave Ireland and return to Britain. He had another dream in which he heard the Irish people begging him to come back to them. He joined the priesthood. He was ordained by St.Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre.
Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was asked to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland on March 25, 433 AD, at Slane. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity on hearing Patrick’s message.
St. Patrick worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering, he died on March 17, 461 AD.

Founder

BISHOP DANIEL DELANY, FOUNDER OF PATRICIAN BROTHERS

Patrician congregation was founded by Bishop Daniel Delany who was born in Paddock, a small village in central Ireland, in 1747. His work with the people of Tullow made him realize that lack of education was the major cause for backwardness among the people. This inspired him to form the Patrician Community to address the social issues and concerns. The first community consisted of James Mc Mahan a school master, Ambrose Dawson, Richard Fitz patrick and Maurice Cummins who were local tradesmen and laborers and from the marginalized background themselves.

In 1783, Delany was appointed Coadjutor (or Assistant) Bishop, and in 1787, became Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin. During his episcopacy, the circumstances of Catholics improved through the relaxation of the Penal Laws, and Bishop Delany aided this process through rebuilding churches, increasing the number of the clergy, promoting religious instruction and circulating useful books. In Tullow, he set up Sunday Schools for both children and adults.

In 1783, Delany was appointed Coadjutor (or Assistant) Bishop, and in 1787, became Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin. During his episcopacy, the circumstances of Catholics improved through the relaxation of the Penal Laws, and Bishop Delany aided this process through rebuilding churches, increasing the number of the clergy, promoting religious instruction and circulating useful books. In Tullow, he set up Sunday Schools for both children and adults.

His predecessor, Bishop James Keeffe, had founded Carlow College in 1782, and Bishop Delany brought this project to fruition. In 1807 and 1808, he founded the Brigidine Sisters and Patrician Brothers respectively. Their primary mission was the education of the young, continuing the work Bishop Delany began with the establishment of Sunday schools. He died on 9 July 1814.

Patrician Congregation

The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick (popularly known as PATRICIAN BROTHERS) began in the small town of Tullow, Ireland in 1808. In 1846, the Brothers travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to Baltimore, USA. In the 19th and 20th centuries, India was a colony of the British Empire.In 1875, the Brothers were invited by the Archbishop of Madras to care for abandoned and uncared childrenA few years later in 1883, Brothers from Ireland arrived in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, under the invitation of the Bishop of that Diocese. In 1961, Brothers were drawn to Kenya.

In 1968, the Brothers of the Australian province took up the invitation to teach in a school in Papua New Guinea. Today, Patrician Brothers run schools and other educational institutions in Ireland, United States of America, India, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Kenya. The congregation has its headquarters known as Generalate in Tullow, Ireland and in India it has its Provincialate in New Delhi.

The present Superior General is Rev. Bro. Jerome Ellens who resides at the Generalate and the Indian and Ghana Provincial is Rev. Bro. Dr.A.Stanislaus and he resides at the The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick (popularly known as PATRICIAN BROTHERS) began in the small town of Tullow, Ireland in 1808. In 1846, the Brothers traveProvincialate in New Delhi.

PRESIDENT

REV. BRO. A BOSCO, FSP

Province Leader- India and Ghana

DIRECTOR

BR. JEROME ELLENS

Director

PRINCIPAL