The bond between the 12 schools is their commitment to eight principles drawn from the educational charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and all that is best in the subsequent tradition of Christian Brother education.
An Edmund Rice school continues to be an Edmund Rice school by accepting these principles as its governing philosophy and striving to make them the active template and organising focus of its life and development.
O God, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.