Brother John’s Reflections

How Beautiful Are All God’s Works

How Beautiful Are All God’s Works

How beautiful are all his works even to the spark and fleeting vision! The universe lives and abides forever; to meet each need, each creature is preserved. All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain. For each in turn, as it comes, […]

 

Year of Consecrated Life

Orangeburg | Embracing the Future with Hope

Orangeburg | Embracing the Future with Hope

From its origin, a hallmark of the Orangeburg mission of the Xaverian Brothers was hospitality.  That hospitality occurred on many levels.  As the previous reflections have stated, especially those shared by the Brothers who were members of the Orangeburg community, that hospitality was exercised to the neighbors of the Brothers […]

 

From Brother Edward

Congregational LetterVolume II, Letter 8

Congregational Letter
Volume II, Letter 8

Happy Pentecost! Celebrated fifty days after Passover, the Jewish people seal their covenant with God. Pentecost is about fostering vibrant relationships with God and each other that are inspired and sealed by the Spirit.

 

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Brother John's Reflections

How Beautiful Are All God’s Works

How Beautiful Are All God’s Works

How beautiful are all his works even to the spark and fleeting vision! The universe lives and abides forever; to meet each need, each creature is preserved. All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain. For each in turn, as it comes, […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Leadership and the Common Life

Leadership and the Common Life

You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them and their great ones wield authority over them. But it is not to be so among you. But whoever may wish to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever may wish […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Receiving in the Hundredfold

Receiving in the Hundredfold

In my early years of religious life, it would often be said, at the time of a celebration, a special meal, or an enjoyable outing, that this particular gratification was “part of the hundredfold.”

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Brother John's Reflections

Do You Love Me More Than These

Do You Love Me More Than These

Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” John 21: 15 At the core of discipleship is the questions of Jesus to Simon Peter, “Do you love me more than anyone or anything else?” We know that in his betrayal Peter had […]

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Brother John's Reflections

That They May Be One Even As We Are One

That They May Be One Even As We Are One

The glory that you have given to me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one. I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved […]

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Congregational LetterVolume II, Letter 8

Congregational Letter
Volume II, Letter 8

Happy Pentecost! Celebrated fifty days after Passover, the Jewish people seal their covenant with God. Pentecost is about fostering vibrant relationships with God and each other that are inspired and sealed by the Spirit.

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