Michael J. Hosemann ~ The Brothers gave us a liberal education. They demanded the mastery of the basics. They taught us the 4 R's: (1) Reading--so that we could comprehend the world. (2) Writing--to help us communicate professionally; (3) Arithmetic (and science)--so that we could put our physical world into perspective and (4) Religion--giving us the building blocks for deepening our faith, our spiritual lives and our character. The Brothers modeled a life of prayer, of service to boys and of spirituality for us. I admired them so much that I joined them for nine years.