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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 […]

by × September 18, 2015 ×

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Migrants in Hungary near the Serbian border. Photo credit: Gémes Sándor/SzomSzed

The Crisis of Refugees

  I am sure that each of us has been touched by the reports coming from Hungary about the crisis facing the world with the refugees fleeing Syria. How will we as a Congregation respond? As a member of the Congregation, what do you want us to do? What will […]

by × September 14, 2015 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×