Bray, Patrick Albert was born on July 19, 1883 in Upper Springfield, Antigonish County, Nova Scoti, Canada. Son of John and Margaret (Floyd) Bray.
Classical studies St. Francis Xavier U., Antigonish. Theological studies Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax, Nova Scoti, 1908-1912. Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Divinity, Gregorian U., Rome, Italy, 1914.
Doctor of Laws, Sacred Heart University, N.B., 1940.
Ordained priest of Roman Oath. Church, 1912; professor philosophy Sacred Heart Scholasticate, 1914-1922. Professor philosophy Holy Heart Seminary, 1922-1930, superior, 1930-1936.