Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

The Xaverian Brothers, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, associate members, and partners in mission join with all those who are disturbed by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmuad Arbery in recent weeks. Our Fundamental Principles call us to give witness “to God’s care and compassionate love to all especially those who suffer from[read more]

What The Living Do

When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.  “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands,[read more]

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 Realizing my agitated state of mind, a good friend sent me last evening a reflective[read more]

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 Jonah; and Jonah remained in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. [read more]

Sweet and Sour

So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.  He said to me, “Take and swallow it.  It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”  I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it.  In my[read more]

No Excuses

Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.  Rather, he emptied himself taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and, found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming[read more]

Encountering Jesus

Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.” Matthew 16:13-16  Today’s gospel[read more]

Bearing The One Who Sent Us

“Amen, amen I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.” “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one[read more]

God's Will Be Done

“I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” John 5: 30 We live in a time where “relativism” is becoming the dominant influence in our social and political life.[read more]

Just Doing It

Thus says the Lord:  This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people.  Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper. But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.  They walked in the hardness[read more]