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Brother John's Reflections

Inner and Outer Conflict

Inner and Outer Conflict

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, worshiper of God, listened and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. After she and her household had been baptized, she offered us an invitation, “If you […]

by × May 22, 2017 ×

Community

Responding to Pope Francis’ Encyclical

Responding to Pope Francis’ Encyclical

Dear Brothers, Associates, and friends, Bro. Edward Driscoll invites all of you to read Laudato Si (Praised Be), Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Many of you asked if we would respond as a Congregation. For your awareness, we have joined with other members of CMSM in doing so. However, we […]

by × June 24, 2015 ×

Community

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 […]

by × May 1, 2015 ×

Community

Orangeburg | Living the Present with Passion

Orangeburg | Living the Present with Passion

In his Apostolic Letter to those in Religious Life, Pope Francis, in speaking about “living the present with passion,” writes: Recalling our origins (“grateful remembrance for the past”) sheds light on yet another aspect of consecrated life. Our founders and foundresses were attracted by the unity of the Apostles with […]

by × April 24, 2015 ×

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Orangeburg | A Grateful Look at the Past

Orangeburg | A Grateful Look at the Past

During this Year for Consecrated Life, we are asked to gratefully remember the past, especially the history of the Congregation since Vatican II. In this reflection, we consider the opening of the mission of the St. Joseph Province (American Northeast Province) in Orangeburg, SC in 1984. In later reflections the […]

by × April 17, 2015 ×