Bro. Lawrence McBride S.M.

Profile Updated: September 20, 2014
Bro. Lawrence McBride  S.M.
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Patna, India India
Occupation: English teacher, Chaminade Training Institute,
Children: none
Yes! Attending Reunion
Parish Grade School:

St. Pius X


Society of Mary

Grand Children:



I am now in Patna, India.

School Story:

I have been a Marianist since 1963 and after 25 years at Chaminade and at Vincent Gray Alternative High School in East St. Louis, Illinois, I asked to go to Mexico. Being there for 22 years has been one of the greatest graces I have received. At the present time I am in Patna, India, teaching English at Chaminade Training Institute.

I remember very fondly my first contact with the Marianists. It was an orientation, more or less in the spring of 1958 in Room 213 with Bro. Vincent Gray. I was impressed! Later we went to the gym for another orientation session and remember already feeling the McBride spirit there.

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Jun 16, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Jun 09, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Larry - because of your note about Jim Abell's passing, I was able to share with my first cousin and your classmate, Jack Schneidermeier - remember him. Jack is doing ok in spite of having a serious stroke about 6 years ago. Avid Cards fan - wife and son Dan even get him to Busch Stadius (if that is what it is still called). They even visited New Orleans and we were able to host them for a fine dinner in the French Quarter and an afternoon at the major WWII Museum here. Happy birthday on the 16th - w
wife Kathe and I fly to London on Wed the 12th for 16 days, seeing a niece, new great-niece, York, Stonehenge, Edinburgh, and more. Never have visited an English-speaking country. Take care, my friend and Brother - just talked to Mike Bober last week about his ministry up in Oshkosh WI. We just finished my 4th season singing baritone for Symphony Chorus of New Orleans - some of this music I learned at 18 in Marynook Novitiate.

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Jun 02, 2019 at 12:34 PM

I remember Greg as a happy, jovial, optimistic person.  I am sure he continued to be this wonderful person throughout his life.  We were together at McBride, H.S. from 1958-1962.  I am grateful for those years and very happy to have learned from him.  God bless him and his family.

Jun 02, 2019 at 9:41 AM

From San Antonio this time, Rick, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you're well and that all is well with you in your family! I send along a promise to continue to pray for you and continue to be grateful for your presence in my life! God bless you and yours!

Jun 02, 2019 at 8:33 AM

I remember Jim as a friendly, hardworking, independent fellow student at McBride H.S. in St. Louis.  We were classmates from 1958-62.  I am sure he is continuing to be in the next life who he was here in this life:  a good man an friend.

May 18, 2019 at 2:56 AM

Dear Wendell, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are well and that you are surrounded by all who love you as you celebrate this special day. Thanks for still being in my life--a presence that began many years ago. I was grateful then....I am more grateful now. God bless you. I am sending a hug along with the prayers, my friend!

May 08, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Dear Dave, I wish you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hoping you are well and planning to be surrounded by all those who love you on that special day! Thanks for the great memories of many years ago--four years which changed my life! I'll be praying for you before, during, and after the big day! God bless you, Dave!

May 07, 2019 at 8:30 PM

Dear Jack, Happy Birthday! I'm early in my expressions of joy and happiness for you! Thanks for being in my life! I pray for you every day, thanking God for the four years and for your continued presence. Rick Weiersmueller mentioned the other day that you and he and Ray ate Chinese and that Rick had brought maple syrup for something or other. I love him too! I know you will celebrate your birthday in grand style....perhaps meditatively...and I will be with you on that day in prayer, as I am with you every day in prayer. God bless you. I send my love and a hug!

May 06, 2019 at 8:52 PM

Dear Bob, I wish you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for still being in my life, a presence that began many years ago. I'm grateful. Those years with you and the rest of the Micks changed my life! God bless you, not only on your birthday, but everyday! I send a promise to continue to pray for you...and I send a big BIRTHDAY HUG!

May 03, 2019 at 8:49 PM

Dear Joe, I wish you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY! E mail in India is not a sure thing, so I am sending my greetings and best wishes early. I pray for you each day and am very thankful for those four years we shared...many years ago. As the years pass, I understand a little better how important it was to have such good friends in high school--good people, good companions, good examples to follow! Thanks! I will continue to pray for you, Joe. Celebrate your wonderful life always, but especially on the 10th. With lots of love, prayer, and a hug!

Apr 22, 2019 at 8:37 PM

Dear Norm, I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, early. I hope you are well and that the celebration of your life is a wonderful occasion for you as you are surrounded by all the family and friends who love you. I love you too! I pray for you every day. God bless you and thanks for the four years, many years ago.

Apr 03, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Dear Joe, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I've been praying for you lately...more than usual. I hope you feel supported and that you are surrounded by people who love you. From a far distance I send my love, best wishes, promises of more prayers, and a big hug!

Apr 01, 2019 at 5:18 AM

Dear Rich, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you're well and that the celebration of your life is a memorable one. Thanks for still being in my life, a presence that began many years ago. Thanks for the great memories. I am sending along a promise of prayers and a big hug!

Mar 26, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Dear Dennis, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It's early, but better early than late! Thanks for the 4 wonderful and memorable years and thanks for still being in my life! I am grateful to God for having arranged things thus. Congratulations! I send along a big hug, promise of prayers, and my love!

Mar 26, 2019 at 10:31 PM

Early and earnestly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dan! Congratulations! I send my love, a big hug, and a promise of prayers. I hope you are well and celebrate your wonderful life with lots of gusto, plus assorted beverages. I treasure your friendship and am grateful to God for having arranged things so that we could spend some time together--4 great years. THANKS!

Mar 20, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Dear Terry, I wish you very HAPPY BIRTHDAY....early! I hope you are well and happy, feeling loved by family and friends. Thanks for the great memories and for four happy years we shared together many years ago. God bless you! Celebrate the gift of life every day, but especially on the 27th. I am praying for you!

Mar 16, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Dear Pete, Happy Birthday...a little early. I hope you are well and enjoying the gift of life which God and your parents gave you some 75 years ago! I'm approaching that milestone also. I send my congrats, promise of prayers, and a big Irish hug--it's already St. Patrick's Day here in India! God bless you!

Feb 21, 2019 at 8:33 PM

Dear Gene, I am writing to you, not about you.  I know you are listening.  We went to St Pius X grade school in Glasgow Village together.  We had Sr. Anselm as our teacher for grades 6-8.  She was, I think responsible for the fact that severn of our class went to McBride.  You and I  used to play "horse" together and you were uncanny in your ridiculous shots.  You usually beat me.  We played poker together on Friday usually won!  You were, and still are, a hero to me. You were simply a good, honest, comrade and friend.  I couldn't have asked for a better one as we both grew up together  I always admired your cool, dry humor.  I liked very much the way you approached life, accepting what came your way and deciding to do your best with it.  I miss you a lot, and I will be in touch with Angie.  See you sometime, maybe later maybe sooner!  I know you are happy!!! Thanks for being such a good mentor



Feb 08, 2019 at 10:03 PM

Dear Alan, I wish you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hoping this past year has been a good one for you, I will continue to pray for you during this one! Thanks for the memories. I am grateful to you and to the rest of the Micks for the way you all prepared me for life! Congratulations and God bless you!

Feb 07, 2019 at 7:27 AM

Dear Don, I am sending you my congrats early! I hope you are well and happy and that the celebration of your birthday is a very joyous occasion, both for you and for all those lucky people who have you in their lives! Thanks for the great memories I have of you--they only get better! I send my love, prayers, and a big hug!