1862 – He was born in Canada and educated at Trinity College, Toronto on the 9th of April.
1902 – After the Philippines were acquired by the United States during the Spanish-American War, the Episcopal Church appointed Brent as Missionary Bishop of the Philippines and arrived on the same ship with the American Governor, William H. Taft.
– Brent focused on non-Christians, including the Igorots in Luzon, the Muslims, and the Chinese in Manila.
– He served on several international commissions to stop narcotic trafficking.
– During World War I, he was the Senior Chaplain for the American Armed Forces in Europe.
1918 – He declined three elections to bishoprics in the United States in order to continue his work in the Philippines, he accepted the position of Bishop of Western New York.
1927 – He helped to organize the first World Conference on Faith and Order, which met in Lausanne, Switzerland.
1929 – He died in Lausanne on the 27th of March is the commemoration of Brent in the Episcopal Church.