Remaining in Congo | A Grateful Look at the Past

“Insofar as I have felt and realized that my dedication, however admirable it may have been, could end up as simple generosity or degenerate into a purely human activism, I finally understood that Martha needed Mary.” – Brother Placide Ngoie For the next three weeks we will reflect on the impact of a choice made[read more]

Xaverian Sponsorship | A Grateful Look at the Past

The 175th Anniversary of our Congregation presents an opportunity to recall and to celebrate the Xaverian charism as experienced in our educational ministry. We are most grateful for those Brothers who, over the years, were open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, those Brothers who read the “signs of the times” and responded to[read more]

Vatican II | Living the Present with Passion

Read the first and second reflections of this series: “Vatican II | A Grateful Look at the Past” and “Vatican II | Embracing the Future with Hope.”   Living the present with passion! Today Consecrated Life is in a different place in the Church than it was fifty years ago. In 1968 there were a little over[read more]

Vatican II | Embracing the Future with Hope

Read the first reflection of this series: Vatican II | A Grateful Look at the Past Embracing the future with hope! As Xaverians we are grateful for the love for the congregation, the deep faith, courage and hope of our Brothers who led this effort of adaptation and renewal. We are grateful for Brothers Thomas[read more]

Vatican II | A Grateful Look at the Past

Gratefully remembering the past! As we prepare to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, for what in our past, are we, in fact, grateful? The joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the[read more]