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Assembly 2012: A Description of Xaverian Charism

After reviewing the characteristics of the Xaverian Charism presented by each small group, a writing committee drafted an initial description of the Xaverian Charism and presented that to the General Assembly on Friday morning.  Participants provided very helpful feedback reagarding the draft.  After the Assembly, the writing committee continued to […]

by × August 5, 2012 ×

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Assembly 2012: Next Steps – Practices and Action Items

After reveiwing the group reports of the characteristics and hearing the first draft of the "Description of the Xaverian Charism", the associates, collaborators and brothers met in their "groups by affiliation" to discuss the next steps of the process.  Each group came up with either action steps they would do […]

by × August 5, 2012 ×

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Building fraternity in Bruges

Hello from Bruges, cradle of the Xaverian Brothers Family. After a dreary weather on our opening day, we seem to be quite graced to have the sun shining so brightly this Wednesday. Yesterday, Bro. Dominique accompanied several of our associates and collaborators to the Xaverian community at Mariastraat. There, Bro. […]

by × July 18, 2012 ×

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Reflection on the Lived Experience of Xaverian Charism – Dr. Ed Hardiman

Reflection on the Lived Experience of Xaverian Charism – Dr. Ed Hardiman

Introduction:¬†Come to this presentation with a sense of being powerfully put in my place. It is an honor and a privilege to spend time with you as a member of this International Assembly; it is also extraordinarily humbling to be asked to share a reflection with this group.¬† I have […]

by × July 18, 2012 ×

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Bishop of Bruges visits Assembly 2012

Bishop of Bruges visits Assembly 2012

Bishop Jozef DeKesel, Bishop of Bruges, visited the participants at Assembly 2012 on Tuesday, 17 July.   Br. Larry Harvey welcomed the Bishop and spoke about the special relationship the Bishop of Bruges had with Theodore James Ryken when the Congregation was founded.  Br. Larry went on to mention how […]

by × July 17, 2012 ×