Pictured above: Brothers at Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville, KY. Standing (L-R): Brothers Daniel Doherty (Donnan), Peter Campbell (Nevin), Kenney Gorman, Daniel Conaghan (Rian), Cornelius Hubbuch (De Montfort), Louis Calmel. Seated (L-R): Brothers Michael Foley, Rodney Sulzer (Pierce), Peter Mahoney (Neil), Ward O’Connell

Flexibility and adaptability have been characteristics of many Xaverian Brothers. As teachers they knew when to pivot from one activity to another to keep students engaged. Over the past year some of our senior Brothers have learned to be adaptable to changes in their lives – some due to Covid and others, the normal changes that come with aging and making health care related decisions.

In Louisville, Brothers have transitioned into a new life where they are actively engaged with fellow residents at the Treyton Oaks community. They continue to have personal and communal prayers, but periodically meet with residents for discussion and prayer. They also participate in a variety of other educational, cultural and social activities.

At Xaverian House in Danvers, a few Brothers needed additional care due to health related issues, relocating to Mary Immaculate Care Center in Lawrence. Brothers there are content and well cared for. Brothers at Xaverian House have slowly gotten back to a routine as Covid restrictions loosen. Recently they had their annual retreat directed by Virginia Blass, D.Min who spoke on the theme: “Into the Depths of God’s Compassion.” While on retreat, Brothers remembered in a special way the intentions of all our benefactors and the members of the Sacred Heart Union. In these examples, the Brothers place their trust in God no matter what life brings.

Pictured right, Brothers at Xaverian House in Danvers, MA, gather for their annual retreat: (Standing) William Cushing, Stephen Kietzman, Regis Moynihan, William Lyons (Sabinus), Eugene Behenna (Edgar), Jeremiah O’Leary (Wilbur), Tim Hoey, Jim Eckert, Virginia Blass, David Mahoney, Daniel Lynch, Jim Connolly (Seated) Pat Pennell (Gavril), Thomas Murphy (Gavin), Robert Green, Clement Kowalchuk.

3 comments on “Transitioning to a New Normal

  1. FRANKIE on

    Hello my brethren the xaverian Brothers,
    I am Frankie and I have noted on the photo above that there is a brother named David Mahoney. I would like to find out if he has been in the DR Congo, precisely in Likasi.
    If it is him, I will be likely to know as through these xaverian brothers from Likasi, I have been who I am today.
    God bless
    Best regards

  2. Walter Odhiambo Ojwang on

    Brothers Daniel Conaghan and Louis Calmel Calmel. You left a mark in Kenya and in our lives. Our Almighty will reserve a special place for you in heaven. Your photos are our memories. Looking back at the work you did. And to all other Brothers, may our Almighty give you good life. Your noble work on this earth will forever be remembered


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