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 […]

 

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 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

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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Brother John's Reflections

Having Enough

Having Enough

She left and did as Elijah had said. She was able to eat for a year, and Elijah and her son as well; the jar of flour did not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, as the Lord had foretold through Elijah. 1 Kings 17:15-6 Just so […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Unpicking Our Delusions

Unpicking Our Delusions

Blessed are the mourners, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5: 4   In a commentary on the character of Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, he psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz writes: Ultimately Scrooge changes because the ghosts unpick his delusion that you can live a life without loss. They […]

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The Reasons of His Heart

The Reasons of His Heart

I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God. The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy, shepherding them […]

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Loving Our Distant Neighbor

Loving Our Distant Neighbor

“Which commandment is first of all?” Jesus answered: “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ […]

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Brother John's Reflections

To Worship in Sprit and in Truth

To Worship in Sprit and in Truth

Jesus said to them: “Is not this why you are wrong—because you do not know the Scriptures of the power of God?” Mark 12:24 Sigmund Freud’s analytic critique of monotheistic religion is entitled: The Future of An Illusion. The basis of his critique is that the teachings of religion and […]

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