BROTHER J. B. DARCY

  • Fair or Foul the Weather
  • Fire Upon the Earth

Brother Joseph Bertrand Darcy was born in St. John’s in 1920. Having received his early education at St. Bonaventure’s college, he joined the Congregation of the Christian Brothers in 1936 and obtained a B.Sc. (Summa cum laude) in education and an M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in New York. Later, he pursued doctoral studies at St. John’s University on Long Island. His studies in music led to his receiving his ATCL from Trinity College of Music in London, England.

He has taught at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in New York, St. John’s, and Belfast, Ireland. His administrative positions include Dean of Scholastics, Iona College; President, St. Bonaventure’s College; President of the NTA; Board of Directors of the CTF. For his Religious Congregation, he has served as Provincial Superior of the Canadian Province, and Vicar General of the Congregation.

Brother Darcy now serves on the St. John the Baptist Basilica Museum Committee, writes a monthly historical column for The Monitor newspaper and continues his research into the history of the Catholic Church in Newfoundland. He is the author of Fair or Foul the Weather, the story of St. Bonaventure’s College in the tumultuous last decade of the nineteenth century, and of the award-winning play, One Man’s Journey, based on the life of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers.

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