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Remember Brother Thomas Reidy, C.F.X.

Remember Brother Thomas Reidy, C.F.X.

The old adage, “Once a Marine, always a Marine” certainly applied to Brother Thomas Reidy. The mili-tary bearing from his time with the Marines never left him, and his novitiate classmates affectionately called him “Captain Reidy.” After graduating from Archbishop Stepinac High School, where he met the Xaverian Brothers, and […]

by × May 28, 2013 ×

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Remember Brother Columba, C.F.X.

Remember Brother Columba, C.F.X.

Born desperately poor, a Protestant in a Catholic part of Ireland, James Wallace was brought up by his grandmother. He left school at 13,  preferring to be outdoors in the country working on the farm and in the fields with the animals. He thus learned a lot about nature and […]

by × May 21, 2013 ×

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Remember Brother Bartholomew Varden, C.F.X.

Remember Brother Bartholomew Varden, C.F.X.

This article was originally published in a series of reflections based on the lives of Xaverian Brothers who have played influential roles in the life and development of the Congregation in America. They are written in commemoration of the Xaverian Brothers 150th Anniversary of their arrival in America in 1854. […]

by × May 14, 2013 ×

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Remember Brother Aubert Downey, C.F.X.

Remember Brother Aubert Downey, C.F.X.

This article was originally published in a series of reflections based on the lives of Xaverian Brothers who have played influential roles in the life and development of the Congregation in America. They are written in commemoration of the Xaverian Brothers 150th Anniversary of their arrival in America in 1854. […]

by × May 7, 2013 ×

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Remember Brother Paul Groom, C.F.X.

Remember Brother Paul Groom, C.F.X.

If it is true that there is a special place in heaven for those who make community life livable for others, then Paul Groom certainly is enjoying a double crown. As Brother Cornelius Hubbuch commented on Paul’s years at Ryken High…

by × April 30, 2013 ×