Brother Victor Kazadi: An Interview

This interview was conducted by Brother Vital Mwenge, CFX in 2011 on the occasion of Brother Victor Kazadi’s Golden Jubilee. It was originally published only as a PDF and circulated to Brothers. The PDF version was posted to this site on June 25, 2012 (English, French, Dutch) but is being published in this format for the first time. Enjoy![read more]

On Challenging Society

In this video, Brother Simon Wasike explains a disposition that attracted him to the Xaverian Brothers. Unlike many priests that he encountered, the Brothers were among the people, not distant, not separate. The Brothers didn’t seek status, but appeared to desire ordinary life lived in relationship with those in need of another person’s presence. Brother[read more]

On Encountering Difference

Brother Larry Etabo is a novice at the Xaverian Brothers’ International Novitiate in Kipushi, Congo. He is originally from Lodwar, Kenya and went to St. Kevin’s school where he met Brother Louie Calmel and was taught by Brother Raphael Wanjala. The Brother had such an impact on him that he began discerning his vocation.[read more]

On Feeling Support

Brother Ghislain currently resides in Lubumbashi, Congo (DRC) where he does his studies and works in various ministries. In this clip he talks about what it means to feel the presence of God in his life and how his fellow Brothers support him in his talents. Transcript: “It is not easy to be at university[read more]

On Singing

Brother Felix is a novice at the Xaverian Brothers’ International Novitiate in Kipushi, Congo (DRC). In this clip he talks about the gift of his voice and how he shares that gift with his Brothers.[read more]

On The Formation Process

Brother Jean de la Croix Kalumba-Yena, C.F.X. works as part of the Formation Team in Bungoma, Kenya. In this clip he discusses a unique challenge to formation in Africa; the young man who enters out of a need to survive. Transcription: “In this country, mostly–African countries–people are surviving. The people are surviving. Sometimes, the men,[read more]

On Work & Prayer

Brother Roger Demon was, for many years, a Headmaster at the Brothers’ school in Bruges. He is currently at the international novitiate in Kipushi, Congo, working as part of the formation team. Transcript: “As far as work is concerned, nobody could reproach me not to have worked enough. But you, all of you, could reproach[read more]