Christian Brother Frank Byrne celebrates four decades in religious life

October 16, 2020 at 3:02 p.m.
Christian Brother Frank Byrne celebrates four decades in religious life
Christian Brother Frank Byrne celebrates four decades in religious life


Christian Brother Frank Byrne grew up in Shrewsbury, the son of Richard and Clair Byrne, and one of five children.

He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1975 and went on to receive a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., in 1979. After graduation, Brother Frank began working with the Brothers of the Christian Schools in St. Raymond High School, Bronx, N.Y., and later in La Salle Academy, New York City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brother Frank Byrne Farewell Mass

From 1989 to 1992, he worked as the vocation director for the New York Province, and then returned to St. Raymond’s as principal from 1993 to 2002. Brother Frank was elected as the head of the New York Province of Brothers in 2002, and served in this position for seven years. In September 2009, Brother Frank began his term as president of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft.

Brother Frank received a master of science degree in religious education from Fordham University, New York City, and a professional diploma from Manhattan College for school administration. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Calvert Hall, Manhattan College, Christian Brothers Academy, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore.

He is a member of the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums and the Christian Brothers Academy Pipes & Drums. 


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Christian Brother Frank Byrne grew up in Shrewsbury, the son of Richard and Clair Byrne, and one of five children.

He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1975 and went on to receive a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., in 1979. After graduation, Brother Frank began working with the Brothers of the Christian Schools in St. Raymond High School, Bronx, N.Y., and later in La Salle Academy, New York City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brother Frank Byrne Farewell Mass

From 1989 to 1992, he worked as the vocation director for the New York Province, and then returned to St. Raymond’s as principal from 1993 to 2002. Brother Frank was elected as the head of the New York Province of Brothers in 2002, and served in this position for seven years. In September 2009, Brother Frank began his term as president of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft.

Brother Frank received a master of science degree in religious education from Fordham University, New York City, and a professional diploma from Manhattan College for school administration. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Calvert Hall, Manhattan College, Christian Brothers Academy, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore.

He is a member of the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums and the Christian Brothers Academy Pipes & Drums. 

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