Blessed Thanksgiving & 2022 Advent Resource

we gather to express our gratitude for the gift of family and friends, colleagues and community. We are especially grateful for you and all who are part of our Xaverian mission[read more]


2022 Ryken Society Mission Video

We have a very strong and rich legacy of service in the Xaverian tradition and at this moment in our history we need to discern how God is calling us anew to love as those missionary disciples[read more]


Building The Mission

Last Fall, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of a new dining hall and kitchen at St. Xavier High School in Bungoma, Kenya[read more]


Brother John's Reflections

The Absence of God

Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: / releasing those bound unjustly, / untying the thongs of the yoke; / Setting free the oppressed, / breaking off every yoke? / Is it not sharing your bread with the[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Responsibility and Life

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,  by loving the Lord, your God, obeying[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Praying In Secret

“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.  And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” Matthew 6:6 It would be a great grace of Lent if[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Receiving Our Inner Child

For along the way the disciples had been discussing among themselves who is the greatest.  And Jesus sat down and called the Twelve and said to them:  “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Why Could We Not Cast It Out?

When Jesus saw that a crowd came running together he rebuked the unclean spirit and said to him:  “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you.  Go out from him, and never enter him again.”  And after shouting and convulsing[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Works

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of[read more]

Call Fulfilled

Brother Stephen Comeau, C.F.X.

Brother Stephen Comeau, a Xaverian Brother for nearly 53 years, passed away peacefully at the Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday morning, August 25th.[read more]

August 26, 2022

Brother J. Conal Owens, C.F.X.

Born John Francis Owens in Lowell, MA, to Irish immigrant parents, he attended St. Michael’s Grammar School and, for two years, Keith Academy, where he fell under the influence of the Xaverian Brothers.[read more]

August 26, 2022

Latest News

November 30: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

Admittedly, today’s Gospel has always been jarring to me. Leave everything: who I am, family, home, security—and start over? Who could do that?[read more]

November 29

One clear summer evening, I noticed a bright light in the sky. It was too bright to be a star, so I surmised it was most likely a planet.[read more]

November 28

As a child, my siblings and I enjoyed decorating our home for Christmas. My favorite task was unwrapping the Holy Family figurines for the small table-top stable from their year-old newspaper. [read more]