LIVING THE CHARISM

EXPLORING THE XAVERIAN WAY

Brother John's Reflections

The Spirit of Wisdom

For wisdom is a kindly spirit, / yet she does not acquit blasphemous lips; Because God is the witness of the inmost self / and the sure observer of the heart / and the listener to the tongue. Wisdom 1:6 He[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

What Shall I Do

The steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.  I know what I shall[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Curiosity and Awakening

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we[read more]

Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

The Spirit of Wisdom

For wisdom is a kindly spirit, / yet she does not acquit blasphemous lips; Because God is the witness of the inmost self / and the sure observer of the heart / and the listener to the tongue. Wisdom 1:6 He[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

What Shall I Do

The steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.  I know what I shall[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Curiosity and Awakening

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Costing Our Very Selves

Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?  Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Affluence and Loneliness

In today’s familiar parable of “The Great Feast,” Jesus tells of a master who invites many of his friends and acquaintances to a great feast, but they are all too busy, for one reason or another, to accept his invitation.[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Discipline and Hospitality

For God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all.  Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! Romans 11:32-33 Then he said[read more]

Call Fulfilled

Brother Philip G. White, CFX

At the age of ninety-four, Brother Philip White was the "Dean" of our Congregation. The oldest Xaverian Brother alive. The word "alive" best describes Brother Philip’s stance toward life, toward the students he taught and their families and toward his[read more]

October 15, 2019

Brother Arcadius Alkonis, CFX

Brother Arcadius Alkonis died last night, just before midnight. In addition to his ministry in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Bardstown KY, and Danvers, Arcadius spent almost twenty-five years as a missionary in Kenya. Brother Arcadius, in his very full life, embodied[read more]

September 30, 2019

Latest News

Our New General Superior and Council

The 28th General Chapter of the Xaverian Brothers was held in Rome from Sunday, July 21, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019. The 30 delegates, representing the congregational regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Kenya, and the[read more]

Livestream of General Chapter 28

We will be broadcasting several sessions of the 28th General Chapter from Rome. We will post the livestream links here, which also act as an archive, so that sessions can be watched at your convenience.[read more]

Congregational Letter | Vol. 6, No. 9

‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’ (Isaiah 43:19) Dear Brothers, Associates and Colleagues, As I come to the end[read more]