Dear Brothers and Associates:
Pope Francis is calling the whole Church to celebrate the place of Consecrated Religious women and men in the life and mission of the Church. We also celebrate the 175th Anniversary of our foundation as “Brothers who are sent as missionaries to the world.” With grateful remembrance of our past and with a deep desire to embrace our future with hope, we are happy to present you with the statement of our Xaverian Missionary Spirituality (English | en Français). This past year, the General Council worked on the statement. With grateful hearts we remember the six pioneer Brothers who brought the Xaverian Way from Belgium to the United States. With grateful hearts we also remember the faith and generosity of our Brothers who in 1931 went as missionaries to Congo, then to East Africa and Nyasaland (Malawi) (1949), Bolivia (1961) and Haiti (1989) in addition to our home missions of the Rosebud Reservation, Appalachia and Orangeburg. We connect our past with the future by living the present with passion.
Brother Edward Driscoll, C.F.X.