December 16

One day I was at a friend's house for a visit. After our chat, I made my way back. So, my friend decided to accompany me.[read more]


December 14: Memorial of St. John of the Cross

“Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior” – Isaiah 45:8 This verse from Isaiah recurs several times in the liturgies of these last weeks of Advent. Composed during a desperate period in[read more]


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]


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 Brian Vetter, C.F.X.

Brother Brian entered eternal life very peacefully this morning.  For the final time, Brian surrendered himself ‘trustingly into the arms of the Father’ in whose love Brian has grown as a Xaverian Brother. In death as in life, Brian exemplifies the essence[read more]

January 14, 2023

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

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Lent 2023: 40 Days of Questions & Observations

Beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, we will post a Question of the Day that will encompass a scripture passage and will seek to engage with our online audience over our social media platforms and on this page.[read more]

Brothers in Congo Share Pilgrimage Experience to Kinshasa for Pope’s Visit

Congo had the happiness and grace of receiving a recent visit from Pope Francis, who stayed in Kinshasa from January 31 to February 3.[read more]

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She had reached the end of her rope. Not knowing where to turn, a young mother in Kipushi, Congo, approached Brothers Jean Paul and Vital Mwenge for assistance.[read more]