Xaverian Mission: Apostolic Ministry in the Third Millennium

Series IntroductionPresentation 1 ⎟ Presentation 2 ⎟ Presentation 3Presentation 4

WP 070113 mission video

This is the fourth (and final) presentation in this series of presentations in preparation for the Xaverian Brothers’ 27th General Chapter in July 2013. The purpose of the presentations are to engage the members of the congregation in a continuing dialogue regarding the living out of the charism of the congregation. This presentation will be centered on XAVERIAN MISSION and our relationship to ecclesiastical leadership.

This presentation is subdivided in three parts:


The first is an invitation for us to SEE how we are living out or challenged by the issues;

Reflection Questions:
1) How have I understood the Mission of the Congregation in the years that I have been a member of the Congregation?

2) Personally, have I had a dilemma reconciling my initial intention for joining the Congregation and the initial purpose for founding the Xaverian Brothers as a missionary Congregation? Please explain.



The second is an invitation to EVALUATE these issues in the light of the words of our founder as well as other sources of wisdom in our traditions;

Reflection Questions:
1) On looking back at the words of the Founder, what is your impression about Ryken’s understanding of the Congregation’s mission?

2) Given the realities that developed in the Congregation many years after its founding, is there still a way to recover the original vision of the Congregation? Why or why not?



And the third is an invitation to DISCERN and PROPOSE practices that would enable us together to live the deeper challenger of our congregational charism.

Reflection Questions:
1) In the ministry I feel called and competent to do, where does education really take place?

2) How can new ministries, that the Congregation will embrace, continue to reflect the Congregational vision, which the Spirit continually invites us to realize in response to the needs of the times?




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