November 28: First Sunday of Advent

Over the past year and a half, in prayers, retreats, and reflections, our Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools have often cited the following passage from the Fundamental Principles of the Xaverian Brothers:[read more]


Nazareth Regional Creates Brother Matthew Burke Scholarship

In the early years of Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, one man made a big difference in the lives of the students.[read more]


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]


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 Thomas P. Lydon, C.F.X.

The life of Brother Thomas Lydon shows us a man who was eager to do whatever was necessary to further God’s kingdom in the world[read more]

December 13, 2021

Brother Richard A. Angarola, C.F.X.

Richard will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances. And they are numerous. Richard’s impact on the lives of others was life-giving and positive.[read more]

August 2, 2021

Latest News

December 25: The Nativity of the Lord

During Advent we wait for God to break through our world. We look for signs of God’s presence in our lives. Throughout these days, we listen for the still small voice speaking to us in our contemplation.[read more]

December 24

As we write this reflection in late August, we realized that for this past year-and-a-half many of us in the United States, and in the world at large[read more]

December 23

God rendered Elizabeth’s husband Zechariah mute when he doubted God’s messenger, the angel Gabriel, who had appeared to him to say that Elizabeth, though barren and old, would give birth[read more]