LIVING THE CHARISM

EXPLORING THE XAVERIAN WAY

Brother John's Reflections

Seeing the Word

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life—for the life was made visible; we have seen it and[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Power Or Service

Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.  You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Christmas 2019

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Now that the time had comewhen it would be[read more]

Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Seeing the Word

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life—for the life was made visible; we have seen it and[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Power Or Service

Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.  You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Christmas 2019

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Now that the time had comewhen it would be[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Waiting in the Dark

Thus says the Lord God: / Lo, I am sending my messenger / to prepare the way before me. Malachi 3:1 Yesterday I spent the afternoon and evening with my cousin and his wife.  To be with them is always[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Prayer and Breaking Through

Today’s readings, as we spiritually await the coming of God into our lives and world, may give us pause. The messenger of God, who announces to the barren wife of Manoa and to childless Zechariah the great gift of a[read more]

Brother John's Reflections

Getting Beyond Ourselves

Matthew’s infancy narrative uniquely features the figure of Joseph at its center. So little is revealed about him, and yet, as we approach the end of Advent and the coming of Christmas, he challenges us to awaken to the Divine[read more]

Call Fulfilled

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

Brother Philip G. White, CFX

At the age of ninety-four, Brother Philip White was the "Dean" of our Congregation. The oldest Xaverian Brother alive. The word "alive" best describes Brother Philip’s stance toward life, toward the students he taught and their families and toward his[read more]

October 15, 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]