The Brothers of the Christian Schools

The De La Salle Christian Brothers have been in Rhode Island since three Brothers arrived in Providence to open LaSalle Academy in September 1871.  Although, at that time, the Brothers here belonged to the New York province, New York divided the province in 1956 into two portions and Christian Brothers Center became the headquarters for the new province, Long Island/New England (LI/NE), which was an unfinished estate of the Newberry’s (begun before the stock market crash of 1929, and left as just a shell), which the Brothers’ completed as a novitiate and provincialate. The novitiate closed in the late 1960s and Ocean Tides School opened in the 1970s, serving court adjudicated boys.

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