Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn
The Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, also known as "Congregation of the Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis,"arrived from Ireland in 1858, responding to the invitation of Bishop Loughlin. They began serving the Diocese of Brooklyn in child care, primarily as educators, opening high schools and a college, St. Francis Academy, and staffing local parish grammar schools. They founded schools as far away as Florida and California. They helped to found St. Bonaventure University and were among the first teachers there. They also founded and still operating Camp Alvernia, the oldest Catholic camp in continuous operation in the country.
-  Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. retrieved Dec 3., 2006
- Corry, Emmett O.S.F. "The History of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in Ireland and America." (New York: St. Francis College. 2003. ISBN 0-9723703-0-7)
- George Bretherton, "The History of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in Ireland and America" (book review). The Catholic Historical Review. Washington: Jul 2004.Vol.90, Iss. 3; pg. 578