Discipline and Hospitality

For God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all.  Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! Romans 11:32-33 Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do[read more]

Take Nothing For The Journey

“Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.  Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.  And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against[read more]

Your Will Be Done

The words of Jesus today echo words that, perhaps, most of us heard sometime in our childhood from our parents, teachers, or other caregivers: “Didn’t you hear what I said to you?” This would be said to us after we had failed to do what we were told. In effect they were telling us that they were not judging us but rather the words they had spoken that we did not heed and carry out.[read more]

A Guided Meditation on the Description of the Xaverian Charism

As part of the pre-Chapter preparation for the Brothers, General Superior Brother Lawrence Harvey prepared a 30-minute video “A Guided Meditation on the Description of the Xaverian Charism.” At the conclusion of his presentation he invited the Brothers to do their own reflection on the Description of the Charism, highlighting those phrases that were significant[read more]

Final Day Reflections – Meeting of the General & Council

On the fifth and final day of the meeting, Brothers did two meditations. Please engage in one or both of the following exercises, then read the Councilors’ Reflections below. Exercise One Several Brothers use the British Jesuit daily podcast, pray-as-you-go, as part of their daily prayer. You can find the podcast at the site [http://www.pray-as-you-go.org][read more]

Third Day Reflections – Meeting of the General & Council

The third day of the meeting opened with a hymn for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and was proceeded by the following reflection (based on the Founder’s Week Day 8 “Further Reflection”): Exercise God’s bidding often moves us beyond ourselves and into places and situations that are not often comfortable or familiar. And yet,[read more]

First Day Reflections – Meeting of the General & Council

Over the past five days, General Superior, Brother Lawrence Harvey, and an advisory council met to reflect on a variety of Congregational matters. The council members present were Brothers Daniel Skala, Roger Demon, Paul Murray, François Musongo, Louis Calmel, and John Hamilton. The Meeting began with an opening prayer and reflection [Click here to view[read more]