Brian was born in Dublin, educated by the Christian Brothers, and joined the Jesuits at the ripe old age of sixteen.
He has worked in administration throughout his life, and is a former President of Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin, and Associate Professor of Spirituality. His publications include Our Graced Life-stories; A Spirituality of Ageing, and Where to from Here? – The Christian Vision of Life after Death. He co-authored Meetings Matter: Spirituality and Skills for Meetings. He was for a number of years the Director and Editor of Sacred Space, a world-wide online prayer site of the Irish Jesuits. He is currently Superior of the Jesuit Community in Leeson St, Dublin. (Jesuits in Ireland)