The Xaverian Who Conquered Africa: A Eulogy

On the 15th Day of October the Xaverian Brothers at St. Joseph Center of Bungoma Kenya had a very beautiful mass in memory of Br. John Olsen. The following is a eulogy in the Kenyan concept, which was composed and read during the mass by John Mary Zaire Oketch. Br. John Olsen, who was born in 1929,[read more]

On Street Kids Ministry

The Xaverian Brothers have been in Bungoma, Kenya for many years and have for a long time been working with street children there. In this video clip several postulants, along with Brother Dominique and collaborator Francis, can be seen and heard interacting with the young boys of Bungoma’s streets. Every Friday the Brothers meet the[read more]

Concordia – Spring 2013

The Society has been called upon to bury the homeless, some of whom died on the streets. They have buried murder victims who died in the prime of their lives. They have buried babies and children whose death tore at the hearts of their parents. They have buried the elderly[read more]

Founder's Week Speech by Br. Jerry O'Leary to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

Dear Brothers, Associates, and friends, Recently the President of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School called me to convey a request from members of the Student Leadership Council.  They said students had been studying the values and charism of Theodore James Ryken and the Xaverian Brothers and they would like to have a Brother[read more]

Assembly 2012: Next Steps – Practices and Action Items

After reveiwing the group reports of the characteristics and hearing the first draft of the "Description of the Xaverian Charism", the associates, collaborators and brothers met in their "groups by affiliation" to discuss the next steps of the process.  Each group came up with either action steps they would do to follow-up on the experience[read more]

Xaverian Charism Project

As part of the ongoing study of the Xaverian Charism, a committee of Xaverian Brothers, led by Brother Regj Cruz, has drafted 4 “working papers” to provide background on Theodore Ryken’s charism and a starting point for us to understand the foundational elements of the Xaverian Charism.  The “working papers” have been collected into a[read more]