Brother Joel McGraw, FSC
Teacher of 6,656 Students
Celebrated his 50th jubilee as a Brother of the Christian Schools in 2014, he has been called “the face of Catholicism in Memphis.” Through the 2014-2015 Brother Joel has taught 6,656 students, he keeps a log with each of their names, now teaching young men whose fathers he also taught. In his spare time, he speaks regularly at Cursillo, RCIA, and Confirmation programs, and is also a choir organist at St. Louis Catholic Church. Has served on a few boards, including: St. Louis Catholic School; St. Ann Catholic School; Diocesan Education Advisory; Christian Brothers University; Memphis Catholic; Immaculate Conception.
“I consider myself ‘spoiled’–just as my sisters felt about me–in that I have been blessed to be with the Brothers and at the same time near my family. I continue to cherish my final vows (taken May 14, 1971) and blessed with good health to continue in the Brothers’ apostolate of prayer, teaching and living in community with the Brothers who have supported, loved and nurtured me these 50 years.”
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