A Visit to Congo

Brotherhood, learning, and surprises from God, all of these were part of a July visitation to Congo. Brother Daniel Skala, C.F.X., General Superior, and the General Council, Brothers Patrick Fumbisha, Dominique Olondo, Brian Davis, and Lawrence Harvey visited the Brothers, schools, communities, and social ministries[read more]

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]

Prosaic Contemplation

The past few nights I have been reading the concluding chapters of Roger Lipsey’s biography of Dag Hammarskjold. These chapters deal with the very complicated role of the United Nations, and so of Hammarskjold himself, in the struggle for independence of the Congo. In the course of that most difficult time in Hammarskjold’s life and work, a work that would ultimately cost him his life, he gave a brief statement on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.[read more]

Our Knowledge of God

Jesus answered: “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’  You do not know him, but I know him.  And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar.  But[read more]