We Brothers will always consider Br. Andrew as our Co-founder because of the very significant founding role he had in the first 20 years of our history. He was always in awe of the wonder and beauty of this MC vocation and he always tried to pass on this appreciation to the Brothers and many others in as simple a way as possible.
His vision of M.C. always emphasised finding Jesus in the poor, allowing ourselves to be formed and blessed by the poor, accepting the down-to-earth reality of our human weakness and brokenness – and to wonder at the great things God was always doing through us in spite of how weak and poor we are.
Born on 27th August 1928, in Melbourne Australia, Ian Travers-Ball was the youngest of 7 children. After leaving school, he worked in an insurance office until 1952 when he joined the Jesuits. Ordained priest on 25th March 1963, he was allowed to leave the Jesuits in 1966 to join the then 3 year old Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity Brothers.
He was our General Servant from 1966 to 1986. He died on 4th October 2000.
From Br Andrew's writings