LIVING THE CHARISM

EXPLORING THE XAVERIAN WAY

Brother John's Reflections

Deepening Discipleship

Mary, thinking that he is the gardener, says to him, “My lord, if you have carried him off, tell me where you put him, and I will take him away.”  Jesus says to her, “Mary.”  Turning, she says to him[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Fear and New Life

“God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses.  Exalted at the right hand of God, he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father, as you both see and hear.” Acts 2:32-33[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Where Is God Now?

The Judaeans answered Pilate, “We have a Law, and according to the Law he ought to die because he has made himself out to be God’s Son.”  When, therefore, Pilate heard this statement he was more afraid, and again went[read more]

Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Deepening Discipleship

Mary, thinking that he is the gardener, says to him, “My lord, if you have carried him off, tell me where you put him, and I will take him away.”  Jesus says to her, “Mary.”  Turning, she says to him[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Fear and New Life

“God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses.  Exalted at the right hand of God, he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father, as you both see and hear.” Acts 2:32-33[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Where Is God Now?

The Judaeans answered Pilate, “We have a Law, and according to the Law he ought to die because he has made himself out to be God’s Son.”  When, therefore, Pilate heard this statement he was more afraid, and again went[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Do As I Have Done

So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you?  You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so,[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Friendship and Betrayal

The Lord God is my help, / therefore I am not disgraced; / I have set my face like flint, / knowing that I shall not be put to shame. / He is near who upholds my right; / if[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Becoming Common and Ordinary

It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant, / to raise up the tribes of Jacob, / and restore the survivors of Israel; / I will make you a light to the nations, / that my[read more]

Call Fulfilled

Brother James Mahoney, CFX (Brother Shamus)

Brother James Mahoney was born in Malden, MA in 1933. Upon graduation from Immaculate Conception Boys’ Catholic High School, Brother Jim entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Fort Monroe, VA where he received the habit of the Xaverian Brothers and religious[read more]

December 20, 2018

Brother Richard Hastings, CFX (Brother Ivo)

John Richard Hasting was the loving son of Raymond and Catherine (née Camerford) Hastings. Richard grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn where he first met the Xaverian Brothers who taught at Holy Cross Elementary School. Richard is survived[read more]

November 12, 2018

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Holy Week

As Holy Week begins, I pray that as a Community we grow in our intimacy with God as we accompany His Son, Jesus, through his passion, death and resurrection. May our reflections, prayers and conversations with Jesus this week renew[read more]

Women’s Soccer Dawns in a Mountain Village in Haiti

What may appear to be quite insignificant may very well be a momentous moment in History in a remote mountain village in Haiti at 4 PM on Sunday, February 24. 2019. For the first time ever two women’s soccer teams[read more]

Christmas 2018 – Congregational Letter, Vol. VI, No. 3

The Christmas spirit is something I look forward to every year. Perhaps it is the child still in me! Something magical seems to fill the air. People seem kinder and more aware of others, and more caring about those in[read more]