Brother Michael of the Precious Blood Brady was born in Westfield, New Jersey on June 21, 1935 to Henry and Florence Brady and was baptized on July 7, 1935 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and given the name of Henry Elliot Brady. He had one sister, Barbara Freiberg who predeceased him. He had a deep and abiding affection for the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, nuns who taught him in grade school and high school. Brother Michael entered religious life in 1978 as a Brother of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Gallup, New Mexico, under the direction of Bishop Jerome Hastrich. In 1998, Brother transferred to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and professed his final promises as a permanent Brother on the 8th of September, 2005.
Brother is survived by his two nephews, John and Allen Sanford and their spouses and his two great nephews, Michael and John Sanford.
Brother was a dedicated religious who loved Our Lady and the Eucharist. Throughout his years in SOLT he served in several missions and apostolates, most notably in Muzquiz and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, the Lay Formation Center in Florida, Casa San Jose in Texas and Branchville, New Jersey. In addition, Brother Michael accompanied Fr. Larry Tucker on many mission appeals.
Brother Michael was known for his incredible memory, perceptive comments and an enjoyment of conversation. He was always genuine and sincere and will be missed by his fellow community members and many friends.