The Brother Francis Gárate

El Hermano Francisco Gárate / Anaia Francisco Gárate / The Brother Francis Gárate

Today, the vast majority of students enter the university, not through its front door a few meters from the river, but through the campus gate nearest Deusto Bridge. Then, all contact between the University and the outside world for most teachers and 350 students was made through Brother Francis Gárate. He was the only caretaker for nearly 24 hours – his room, or rather hole, was a stone’s throw – seven days a week, 365 days of each of his 41 years of service.