As time went on, the Brothers were able to extend their mission of educational apostolate to other parts of India. St Joseph's College, Coonoor (South India), a hill station, was started in 1892. The following year the Brothers took over St. George's College and St. Fidelis High School in Barlowganj, Mussoorie (North India) from the Capuchin Fathers.
The origins of St. Patrick's High School and Orphanage in Madras are outlined in the following historical quotation.
The Brothers established St. Anthony's High School, Lahore (Pakistan) in 1911. St. Joseph's Academy, Dehra Dun, was established in 1934 and that was followed by St. Michael's Academy, Madras in 1951 and St. Mary's Academy in Meerut in 1952. Mount St. Mary's School. Delhi was started in 1963. It was only in 1948 that St. Fidelis Orphanage was amalgamated with St. George's College in the same Campus in 1949.
In the early fifties an important development took place and that was the introduction of Indian candidates. Formation houses for the training of Indian candidates were set up in Coonoor, Madras and Mussoorie. In this connection special mention must be made of the work done by Bros. McEvoy, O'Brien, Henderson, Ritchie, Long and Coffey.
We run vernacular schools in Mussoorie, Binnaguri and Trichi and these schools are supported by the more prosperous schools.
Brothers also run the National Open School stream to cater for the needs of students who are not able to cope with the normal grade system, as well as over aged children. On keeping with the options for the poor, there is a drive on to open more vernacular schools in the remote villages in the country. These need a great deal of financial support. At the present time, more and more religious people are moving out into village areas to be of help to the marginalised and less privileged and to stand for the cause of peace and justice.
Present Patrician Locations in India
2. Dehra Dun
The total area of India is 3.3 million square kilometres and it has a population of over 1.027 billion people. The major religions are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism. There are over 17 million Catholics.
The distance from Angamaly (13) to Mussoorie (3) is 2200 kilometres.
Mussorie graves ~ Dehra Dun 1934 ~ Mussoorie school atop ~ Shelter in Coonoor ~ Modern school at Angamaly
1900 Coonoor ~ 1929 Visitation ~ Traditional candle lighting ~ Pune 2006 ~ Young men professed Patricians