Lifelong Virtues at Play in TCA and
Xaverian Brothers Alum

Brian Abraham is a living testament to the heart of Catholic education’s mission: the pursuit of excellence. An accomplished athlete and a graduate of Trinity Catholic Academy (’14) and Xaverian Brothers High School (’18), Brian followed his dream to play varsity football at Yale University. 

An Honor Roll student throughout his junior high and high school years, Brian felt poised and prepared to succeed at Yale. But it was more than just excellent academics that Brian credits for his preparedness—it was the Catholic virtues that were instilled in him early on. 

At TCA, he learned the “seriousness of growing in knowledge as a student”, which he continued at Xaverian. “At Xaverian, I really made leaps as a young man because the school instilled in me a lot of principles that I still hold true: humility, trust, zeal, simplicity, and compassion. It also taught me the essence of community: the importance of giving back to those who helped me along my journey and to those who are in need.” 

Brian credits his successes in life, including two Yale football Ivy League Championship titles in three years, to God. “I do not believe that I am entitled to any of my achievements in life. I can only thank God for how far I’ve come; from a kid in Brockton to being able to have the bright future that I do.” That bright future includes potential plans to play in the NFL, to own a company, and/or to pursue a career in politics. Brian will graduate from Yale this spring and a wonderful future awaits him.

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