LIVING THE CHARISM

EXPLORING THE XAVERIAN WAY

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XBSS Class of 2020: Staying Connected

May the prayerful support of your school community and the entire XBSS network sustain you on the road ahead. God Bless you![read more]

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Xaverian Brothers COVID-19 Prayer List

During these most challenging times, the Xaverian Brothers, Associates, and Partners in Mission unite in prayer to remember those who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic[read more]

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An Easter Message from Brother Daniel Skala

Dear Brothers, Associates and Partners in Mission:  Our world has changed rather quickly in the past month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Every day brings more change and greater anxiety as more people contract the virus and millions lose their[read more]

Reflections

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 John Collins, CFX

In Memoriam: Brother John M. Collins, C.F.X. (Brother Mark) 1936-2020  The mystery of one man is too great and too profound to beexplained by another man.                                                                           The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen Mystery often describes religious life. The mystery of God’s call.[read more]

February 7, 2020

Brother Gerard De Beuckelaere, CFX

Simplicity is often cited as a characteristic of the Charism of the Xaverian Brothers. Brother Gerard De Beuckelaere was a man of simplicity. It is said also that simplicity is at the heart of religious life. Moreover, simplicity is not[read more]

January 8, 2020

Latest News

Inauguration Ceremony for Complex Housing Workshops and Administrative Offices in Congo

On October 14, an inauguration ceremony was held for the newly completed building complex in Fungurume, Congo, housing two workshops (mechanical and electrical) and four administrative offices, as part of an educational project inspired by the Xaverian charism[read more]

St. Xavier High School Bungoma Continues to Engage Learners Amid Pandemic

Revision materials sent through emails and social media, phone calls and frequent communication with parents, and engaging students via WhatsApp are just a few ways teachers at St. Xavier High School in Bungoma, Kenya[read more]

Grappling with Pandemic, Ryken Center Presses on

“We’re trying our best to keep the children at peace within the facility by engaging their minds in practical activities,” said Brother Edmond Juma.[read more]