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Brother Paul Paradis fic

Canadian-born Religious Brother with the Brothers of Christian Instruction, a religious order of Brothers founded by Jean-Marie de la Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes.  The brothers are also known as La Mennais Brothers, Mennasians or Mennaisians.  (They are, specifically,  the Brothers of Christian Instruction of Ploërmel, not to be confused then with the Brothers of Christian Instruction of St. Gabriel)

Brother Paradis currently resides in Quebec, Canada

I have been told that Brother Paradis taught at St. Mary’s International School back in the 1960s and perhaps into the 70s.  At some time he disappeared – he was back at SMIS teaching French and Religion in the mid 80s.  Brother Paradis now lives in LaPrairie, Quebec in a Brothers of Christian Instruction facility (I believe it is the mother-house?).  LaPrairie is a suburb of Montreal, Quebec and also home to College Jean de la Mennais, a  private school once operated by the Brothers.  There is a graveyard on school property where Brothers connected to the school are buried.

There are now allegations that five Mennasian Brothers  sexually abused boys at SMIS:  (i) Brother Lawrence Lambert fic (Guy Lambert); (ii)  Brother John Paradis fic (Brother Paul-Emile Paradis or Brother Paul Paradis);  (iii) Brother Benoit Lessard fic (Brother Daniel Lessard).  Brother Lessard died in 1980;  (iv) Brother Marcel Villemure fic (Brother Claude Villemure) and (v) Brother Alban Cyr fic

It has also been learned that Frank Selas, a  layman who taught at SMIS, is a child molester. Ditto Donald Andrews.

Brother Lessard died in 1980.  The other three Brothers are still alive.  As far as I can tell the first  four Brothers were at SMIS at the same time in the 60s – they were definitively all in Japan, and definitely all at the school on retreat December 1963.  Brother Cyr was there  in the late 60s to early 70s – I am quite certain that he too is still alive.

Frank Selas is believed to be hiding out in South America since a warrant for his arrest was issued in Louisiana.  Don Andrews is a dean of some sort at DeVry U.

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16 August 2015:  Australian diplomat’s son in Tokyo St Mary’s child sexual abuse story

06 My 2015:  BLOG Trouble at the Embassy

30 April 2015:  BLOG  “Religious Activities”

15 April 2015:  BLOG “Done once

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16 August 2015:  Australian diplomat’s son in Tokyo St Mary’s child sexual abuse story

Agreement (First draft) with Brother Lawrence victim and Brothers of Christian Instruction Japan-Philippines (blog commentary attached)

04 October 2014:   Kagei letter to parents and alumni re contact by victims and talk of some sort of inquiry

Brother Paradis knew that Brother Lawrence Lambert was a molester, despite this he allowed Lambert to return to Japan, freely interact with young boys, and return to teaching at SMIS

10 November 2013:  Trouble at the Embassy   (Statement signed by victim’s mother recalling events which transpired after son was sodomised by Brother Lawrence)

Trouble at the Embassy (text version of above with pseudonyms rather than redactions for  many of the names)

10 November 2013:  Trouble at the Embassy (Statement signed by victim’s mother recalling events which transpired after son was sodomised by Brother Lawrence)

Trouble at the Embassy (text version of above with pseudonyms rather than redactions for  many of the names)

24 October 2013:  Brother Raymond Ducharme asks victim to send copy for fees for trip and references Brother John Paradis apology

“I have asked the superior of br. John Paradis in Canada to get in touch with br. John, and see what could be done for the apology. By the way, actually his name is Paul-Émile but “John”, I think, was his religious name, which was taken when a brother made his profession as brother: that was the way of doing things in the past). I am still waiting for his final answer, I believe that, anyway, br. Paradis is very sad about what happened to you and regret the whole thing. Since he is now a 87-year-old man, I wonder if it will be possible but I hope that he might do something.”

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Comment re “Brother John” posted 07 February 2014 0n the  St. Mary’s International School Labor Dispute website Forum

deapks

Penn state revisited. I attended St Mary’s way back in the late 60′s. I remember Brother John a French Canadian (1 do not know his last name, but I think he was on the top shelf of the bros, one of a few with his own office) I walked in on him having or actually giving oral sex to a senior. The senior was from India I recall or somewhere similar, and Bro John was on his knees in front of the senior wearign his black cassock and rosary beads.. . At the time I thought he was pissing in Bro John’s mouth, years ;later I found out what he was actually doing.

At least the senior was taking the top position, but still quite mentally think it is sick sick for Bro John. There was a female teacher, think her name was Miss Pedro who saw it too as we were together.

They trained them French Canadians well in ‘novice training’ school back in Canada, hate to imagine how the novices must have had to ‘accommodate’ the bros there? Maybe that is where Bro Lawrence learnt to do what he did?..

[See full exchange here: 20 February 2014: St. Mary’s International School Labor Dispute Forum]

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06 October 2014:  BLOG SMIS sex abuse scandal

03 April 2014: BLOG  More on the Brothers and SMIS

02 April 2014:BLOG  New pictures of Brothers

22 March 2014:  BLOG ‘Counselling’ sessions in the landing office

28 February 2014:  More allegations against Brothers of Christian Instruction

20 February 2014:  BLOG  Three of them

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The first day of school, September 1969

St. Mary’s International School, Japan.  Silent video clip

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Undated pictures probably from the 1960s when Brother John was Headmaster at SMIS  (Click individual pictures to enlarge)

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Unless otherwise indicated the following information is drawn from documents from the Brothers of Christian Instruction online (fic) or personal information (P)

2014:  Living in Brothers of Christian Instruction facility in La Prairie, Quebec, Canada

2010:  Living in Brothers of Christian Instruction facility in La Prairie, Quebec (Brothers of Christian Instruction 2010 administrative report)

2009Brothers with Brothers of Christian Instruction November 2009

1985 – ?:  teaching French and Religion at St. Mary’s International School in Japan (see picture above).  I have been told that after his return he was teaching at the school for  a number of years (P)

1960s- ?1970s:  was headmaster at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo for some years in the 1960s and possibly into the 70s (P)

31 December 1963:  The picture below is a group picture of the brothers taken in 1963 after a retreat at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo.  In the picture are:  Brother Paul-Emile Paradis (Brother John Paradis/Brother Paul Paradis), Brother Guy Lambert (Brother Lawrence Lambert) and Brother Benoit Lessard (Brother Daniel Lessard)  (31 December 1963:

Lambert Brothers of Christian Instruction Jean Emile Parent page 8 Lamennais magazine_001 pictrurew cropped

Group picture of Brothers of Christian Instruction after a retreat at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo (Brother Lawrence Lambert is Brother Guy Lambert.  This is Page 8 from April 2010 edition of LaMennais magazine)

 08 July 1948:  I think this date was final vows? (Click here for list of Brothers with Brothers of Christian Instruction November 2009 )

15 August 1942:  joined Brothers of Christian Instruction for formation

15 April 1926:  DOB

5 Responses to Paradis: Brother John Paradis fic

  1. there is no honesty left at SMIS says:

    Time for a fully funded public inquiry into SMIS and the sexual activities of the brothers.

    This will need to be chaired by someone who not from or associated with SMIS or the Brothers of Christian Instruction, someone who is given unfettered access to records and staff.

    How many more will be plucked out and put into the headlines?

  2. a heartbroken alumnus says:

    I remember Br. Paul. I never had him for class. I remember him as a nice man. He did not strike me as being the type who would do anything like what alleged. However, I have to be fair. If there are anyone who can support this allegation, it needs to be reported. If Br. Paul is innocent, this needs to be proven.

  3. Sylvia says:

    Four new pictures added to the Brother John Paradis fic page

  4. there is no honesty left at SMIS says:

    Thanks Sylvia, what a wonderful resource you are , the Tokyo Labor Site today acknowledged your work.

  5. Simon Scott says:

    Hi! My name is Simon Scott and I am a Tokyo-based freelance journalist who is a regular contributor to the Japan Times. I am also the Japan correspondent for the New Zealand Herald. Many of the stories I have published are up on the web, so Google: Simon Scott + Japan Time etc., if you want to check out previous stuff I have written.

    I am currently researching a story about sexual abuse at St. Mary’s International School for the Japan Times and want to communicate with anyone who has any relevant information. I would like to talk with not just the victims of the abuse, but also anyone who may have information they feel could help with my story or who may be able to put me in contact with someone who does. I fully understand this is a sensitive topic and be rest assured that I won’t disclose the identity of any sources who wish to remain anonymous.

    Please email me at my personal email address: rotty007@gmail.com

    Regards,
    Simon Scott.

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