Brother John’s Reflections

You Are the Son of God

You Are the Son of God

Even the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him fell at his feet, screaming in a loud voice: “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3: 11 Today’s gospel follows from the closing lines of yesterday’s in which the Pharisees and Herodians are conspiring about how to destroy Jesus. In 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 1

Congregational Letter
Volume III, Letter 1

Dear Brothers, Associates and Collaborators,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the last days of summer.

 

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Brother John's Reflections

You Are the Son of God

You Are the Son of God

Even the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him fell at his feet, screaming in a loud voice: “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3: 11 Today’s gospel follows from the closing lines of yesterday’s in which the Pharisees and Herodians are conspiring about how to destroy Jesus. In the […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Realities Are More Important Than Ideas

Realities Are More Important Than Ideas

  But in anger he looked around at all of them, and was deeply grieved at the hardness of their hearts. Mark 3:5 Within the beginning chapters of Mark’s gospel its central plot and conflict is starkly portrayed. Jesus challenges those surrounding him about the reality of the commandment to […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Not As Humans See Does God See

Not As Humans See Does God See

But the Lord said to Samuel: “Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.” 1 Samuel 16: 7 Many years ago I met […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Continuity and Change

Continuity and Change

No one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak; otherwise the piece that covers the hole will rip off, that is, the new from the old, and the tear will be even worse. Nor does anyone put new wine into old leather wineskins; otherwise the wine will […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Serving in Faith

Serving in Faith

But when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man: “My child, forgiven now are your sins.” Mark 2: 5 In the account of Jesus’ healing of the paralytic man, the gospel makes clear that it is the faith of those who bring him to Jesus that allows […]

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Brother John's Reflections

With Firmness in the Right as God Gives Us to See the Right

With Firmness in the Right as God Gives Us to See the Right

The slaughter was great indeed, and there fell of the Israelites nearly thirty thousand foot soldiers. The ark of God was captured too, and the two sons of Eli died, Hophni and Phinehas. 1 Samuel 4: 10-11 In today’s passage from 1 Samuel we hear of the ignominious and deadly […]

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