The Xaverian Brothers, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, associate members, and partners in mission join with all those who are disturbed by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmuad Arbery in recent weeks. Our Fundamental Principles call us to give witness “to God’s care and compassionate love to all especially those who suffer from want, neglect and injustice.” We deplore racism in all its forms. This sin challenges us to raise our voices in support of the changes needed to bring about justice and compassion.
The international Xaverian community prays for the necessary conversion of minds and hearts required to accomplish this and supports the statement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:
“We should not let it be said that George Floyd died for no reason. We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts and renewing our commitment to fulfill our nations’ sacred promise – to be a beloved community of life, liberty, and equality for all.”
As we observe Pentecost during this time of desolation and confusion, remember that “Jesus, your brother, has walked this path before you. In you, as Risen Lord, He wants to walk this path again, and His Spirit, the Spirit of God, now guides you.
Brother Daniel Skala, C.F.X. | General Superior