LIVING THE CHARISM

EXPLORING THE XAVERIAN WAY

Brother John's Reflections

Human Responsibility and New Creation

Alas, the day! / for near is the day of the Lord, / and it comes as ruin from the Almighty.Blow the trumpet in Zion, / sound the alarm on my holy mountain! / Let all who dwell in the[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Encountering the ‘Nones’

“When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come.” Luke 11: 2 In The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa of Avila, as she reflects on the teaching of prayer in the Our Father, tells her sisters quite[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

A New Way of Seeing

The Lord said to Martha in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.  There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke 10:41-2[read more]

Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Human Responsibility and New Creation

Alas, the day! / for near is the day of the Lord, / and it comes as ruin from the Almighty.Blow the trumpet in Zion, / sound the alarm on my holy mountain! / Let all who dwell in the[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Persistence and Prayer

As often as I have been affected and inspired by the words of today’s gospel, I think I have never before realized the degree of courage that is required if we are to live in the “persistence” Jesus describes. One[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Encountering the ‘Nones’

“When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come.” Luke 11: 2 In The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa of Avila, as she reflects on the teaching of prayer in the Our Father, tells her sisters quite[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

A New Way of Seeing

The Lord said to Martha in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.  There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke 10:41-2[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

In the Belly of the Whale

Then they took Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea’s raging abated.  Struck with great fear of  the Lord, the men offered sacrifice and made vows to him.  But the Lord sent a large fish, that swallowed[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and to implore the favor of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men of every nationality, speaking different tongues,[read more]

Call Fulfilled

In Memoriam: Brother Arcadius Alkonis

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

Brother Henry Francis Marino, CFX (Brother Rigo)

Brother Henry Francis would have celebrated his 85th birthday on September 30, 2019. He enjoyed a full life. He impacted many people. Henry was born and raised in Brooklyn. The son of Henry and Lucia Marino, immigrants from Sicily, Henry[read more]

August 26, 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]