Brother Victor Kazadi: An Interview

This interview was conducted by Brother Vital Mwenge, CFX in 2011 on the occasion of Brother Victor Kazadi’s Golden Jubilee. It was originally published only as a PDF and circulated to Brothers. The PDF version was posted to this site on June 25, 2012 (English, French, Dutch) but is being published in this format for the first time. Enjoy![read more]

Remembering Gwen Costello

When Brother Larry told me that they wanted to do an article on Gwen for the Associates Newsletter. I told him I appreciated that idea. I didn’t know that a day or two later Chris would email with some questions about Gwen that would make the article more personal. I also didn’t realize how difficult it would be to write this piece [. . .][read more]

On Newborns in Kasenga

Brother Adolph Banza Kabulo works at a local hospital in the rural village of Kasenga, Congo. Women often travel for many miles during pregnancy to deliver their children at the facility. In this week’s video, we get to peak into the maternity ward and meet some of the newborns.    [read more]

On Challenging Society

In this video, Brother Simon Wasike explains a disposition that attracted him to the Xaverian Brothers. Unlike many priests that he encountered, the Brothers were among the people, not distant, not separate. The Brothers didn’t seek status, but appeared to desire ordinary life lived in relationship with those in need of another person’s presence. Brother[read more]

On Encountering Difference

Brother Larry Etabo is a novice at the Xaverian Brothers’ International Novitiate in Kipushi, Congo. He is originally from Lodwar, Kenya and went to St. Kevin’s school where he met Brother Louie Calmel and was taught by Brother Raphael Wanjala. The Brother had such an impact on him that he began discerning his vocation.[read more]