Brother John’s Reflections

The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

And so, while the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who […]

 

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Photo Credit: Library of CongressSterling Memorial Quadrangle and Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

Why Pursue a Masters in Religion?

Cory Hodson, an alum of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts, has recently begun a masters program in Religion at Yale University. We asked him what motivated him to pursue the masters and we’re grateful for his response and contribution to Living the Charism. We hope to hear more from […]

 

From Brother Edward

Congregational LetterVolume III, Letter 8

Congregational Letter
Volume III, Letter 8

THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT The Gift of Wisdom: enables us to desire and value the things of God. The Gift of Understanding: helps us grasp the truths of our faith more readily. The Gift of Counsel: helps us to tell right from wrong and gives us proper […]

 

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Brother John's Reflections

The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

And so, while the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Whose Are We?

Whose Are We?

. . . to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy, with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. 1 Corinthians 1: 2 Every day I will bless you and I will praise your name […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Finding Each Other

Finding Each Other

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” John 1: 45 The opening of today’s gospel reading for the Feast of St. Bartholomew begins with a description of the encounter […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Learning Mercy

Learning Mercy

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and you have neglected the weightier matters of the Law—judgment and mercy and faith. These you should have done without neglecting those. Blind guides, you strain out the gnat and swallow the camel. Matthew 23: […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Living Reverently

Living Reverently

Knowing this, we pray continually that our God will make you worthy of his call, and by his power fulfill all your desires for goodness and complete all that you have been doing through faith; because in this way the name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Whom Do You Seek?

Whom Do You Seek?

Elijah stepped out in front of all the people. “How long” he said “do you mean to hobble first on one leg than on the other? If Yahweh is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21 Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law […]

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