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Impressions of Bruges Number 4 from Alice Hession

Impressions of Bruges Number 4 from Alice Hession

For me, being able to spend a week in Bruges, Belgium, and walk the streets that Theodore Ryken walked, was indeed a great privilege. Since the city of Bruges is a historical site, many of the buildings, especially as you move away from the town center, look much the same […]

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Impressions of Bruges Number 3 from Jeannette Suflita

Impressions of Bruges Number 3 from Jeannette Suflita

The Xaverian Brothers’ International Assembly, July 16-20, in Bruges, Belgium was a very meaningful event for me. We reflected individually and in community on a number of questions throughout the week: “What are we becoming together by the grace of God?” “How can we be so present to reality that […]

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Impressions of Bruges Number 2 from Rich Costello

Impressions of Bruges Number 2 from Rich Costello

One of Theodore James Ryken’s most cherished prayers was: “O Lord I cannot understand your ways, but I must adore them.” I thought of this prayer during and after my experience of attending the 2012 Brothers Assembly in Bruges, Belgium. I spent 13 years as a member of the Congregation, […]

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