The Congregation of Christian Brothers wo serve here at at Bergen Catholic High School are part of what is called a province.
A Province usually serves a special area. For example, the province in which Bergen Catholic is located is known as the Eastern American Province. From this you can tell that it serves in the eastern part of the United States. In this Eastern American Province there are a number of communities, or places where Brothers live and work. In this province we have many communities of Brothers. These communities are located in the following areas: Rhode Island - 1; Massachusetts - 1; New York - 17; New Jersey - 1; Florida - 4; and Peru - 5. You are probably asking yourself: Peru is not part of the Eastern United States, so why are the Brothers there?
A number of years ago the Holy Father, Pope Paul VI, asked all Religious Congregations (of both men and women) to send members of their communities to Mission areas of the world. We decided that there was a need for the presence of the Brothers in Peru and have been working in that country since 1967.
Presently there are 350 communities of Christian Brothers working in 13 different Provinces throughout the world working in different ministries in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England, Fiji Islands, Gambia, India, Ireland, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Liberia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of South America, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, West Indies and Zambia.