Brother John’s Reflections

And Your Joy May Be Complete

And Your Joy May Be Complete

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them [the Gentiles] the Holy Spirit just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts. Why, then, are you now putting God to the test by placing on the […]

 

XAVERIAN COMMUNITY

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 6

Congregational Letter
Volume III, Letter 6

Dear Brothers, Associates and Collaborators: 02.28.16 – Likasi  Before leaving Africa I want to share some recurring thoughts. As I start this letter, John, Crispin and I just celebrated the third Sunday of Lent at Saint Thérèse Church around the corner from the Brothers’ house. Mass was celebrated in Swahili. […]

 

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Brother John's Reflections

And Your Joy May Be Complete

And Your Joy May Be Complete

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them [the Gentiles] the Holy Spirit just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts. Why, then, are you now putting God to the test by placing on the […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Draw Us Entirely To Thyself

Draw Us Entirely To Thyself

I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes that it may bear more fruit. . . . Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Guide Our Feet Into the Way of Peace

Guide Our Feet Into the Way of Peace

They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” Acts 14: 22 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Go Into The Whole World

Go Into The Whole World

And he said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16: 15-16 The gospel reading today comes from one of the added endings to the gospel […]

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Brother John's Reflections

You Know the Way

You Know the Way

“And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.” […]

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Brother John's Reflections

I Know Whom I Have Chosen

I Know Whom I Have Chosen

I know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled. . . . Amen, amen I say to you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. John 13: 18, 20 Today’s gospel continues to speak […]

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