Mission Spirituality

Dear Brothers and Associates: Pope Francis is calling the whole Church to celebrate the place of Consecrated Religious women and men in the life and mission of the Church. We also celebrate the 175th Anniversary of our foundation as “Brothers who are sent as missionaries to the world.” With grateful remembrance of our past and[read more]

Middle Dutch Mysticism with Rob Faesen, SJ

The six conferences by Rob Faesen, SJ were webcast live from Casa LeSalle in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Fr. Faesen would like you to have the following materials: click here to download a PDF. ONE ⎪ TWO ⎪ THREE ⎪ FOUR ⎪ FIVE ⎪ SIX CONFERENCE ONE Foundations of[read more]

Pre-Chapter Preparation: Finance

(Finance: Including the call to simplicity of life, the practice of evangelical poverty, and self-sustainability.)   Below are the Brothers’ responses from the first phase of the pre-chapter reflections.  After reflecting on the Description of the Charism, the Brothers were asked to think about and discern what practices or exercises could be adopted by all[read more]

Congregational Spirituality: Spiritual Exercises

Series Introduction ⎟ Presentation 1 ⎟ Presentation 2 ⎟ Presentation 3 ⎟ Presentation 4 This is the first presentation in a series of four presentations in preparation for the Xaverian Brothers’ 27th General Chapter in July 2013. The purpose of the presentations is to engage the members of the congregation in a continuing dialogue regarding the living[read more]

A Guided Meditation on the Description of the Xaverian Charism

As part of the pre-Chapter preparation for the Brothers, General Superior Brother Lawrence Harvey prepared a 30-minute video “A Guided Meditation on the Description of the Xaverian Charism.” At the conclusion of his presentation he invited the Brothers to do their own reflection on the Description of the Charism, highlighting those phrases that were significant[read more]

A Description of the Charism as Lived by the Associates

  Dear Associates, On April 10th I had a conference call with the Associates Committee (an advisory committee made up of associates and Brothers: Bill Gorman, Gail Dennig, Mike McGeehin, Barbara Ives, Mike Buckley, Bros. Paul Murray, Cornie Hubbuch, and Cosmas Rubencamp [chair]). We discussed several items, one of which was revisions to the original[read more]

Other Resources to help in Living the Charism

Here is a link to Reflections that Brother Art Caliman gave at Assembly 2006 in Bruges, Belgium. English: Download Assembly 2006 reflections by Bro. Art French:  Download Assembly 2006 reflections FR Here is a link to an interview conducted by Brother Vital of BrotherVictor Kazadi as he celebrated his Golden Jubilee (50 Years) as a[read more]

Fundamental Principles of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier

Scroll down for French and Dutch Versions of Fundamental Principles   Brother,    You have freely chosen to respond the call of God, your Father,to live a life of lovein faith and trust,as a disciple of his Son, Jesus Christ,in the Congregationof the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier. In calling youGod too was completely free.Your Founder,Theodore[read more]