Eighteen Catechumens Take the First Step to Baptism at St. Patrick’s

On June 16at St. Patrick’s Boys Secondary School in South Sudan, 18 young men took their first step toward baptism. Brother Bernard Mujibi prepared the program. Father Vincent, the parish priest for St. Joseph Parish, and a St. Patrick’s priest celebrated mass. James Nicholas Wesonga, who is a volunteer at St. Patrick’s, accompanied the 18[read more]

Brother Eugene L. Behenna, C.F.X.

For almost a hundred consecutive years, men of the Behenna family of Somerville were faithful members of the Xaverian Brothers. Herbert, later our Brother Guy, became an aspirant in our high school program at the Juniorate in Peabody in the mid 1920s, and we have been honored to have Eugene, later Brother Edgar, in our midst a century later. There were thirteen children in the Behenna family, eleven boys and two girls. Although Herbert was the godfather to Gene, they only got to know one another when the Juniorate boys were home with their families in the summer. Among the Behennas, there was, of course, an[read more]