Earth Day, April 22, 2017
Saturday, April 22nd, the world will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day. As Catholics committed to caring for creation and caring for the poor we mark this day as a moment to draw closer to God, the creator of the universe. On Earth Day 2017, let us remember the words of Saint Pope John Paul II, ‘Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth’ (1998 encyclical Fides et Ratio). Together, let us rise, and based on the undeniable science behind climate change, let us take action.
Earth Changing Easter from the Xaverian Missionaries
We are approaching Easter, the solemnity which best reveals God-Love and God’s love shared “to the end.” A love that conquers everything, even suffering, desperation, and death. “Love conquers everything,” is what a Christian author said, but, before him, Jesus himself, the Lord of life, proclaimed that same truth with his own life and example. Continue reading.
Mission Blog: The Hard Thing is to Die for the Miserable and Corrupt
Recently I read an essay by Gregory Wolfe, publisher and editor of the extraordinary journal, Image: Art | Faith | Mystery, entitled Listening to Silence. Image Journal demonstrate the continued vitality and diversity of contemporary art and literature that engages with religious traditions. It is fodder for my own spiritual life in a myriad of ways.
Wolfe writes of his encounter with the film by Martin Scorcese, Silence, that depicts the early years of Christian persecution in Japan of the Middle Ages and the dramatic transformation of Jesuit missionaries and the Christians of Japan caught in the maelstrom of persecution: violence, faith, betrayal, and redemption. [MORE]
Latest Xaverian Mission Newsletter
Travel the world with the Xaverian Missionaries. Learn about “Symphonies of Peace” in Japan and miracles of healing in Bangladesh. Read the loving tribute to Fr. Larry Crosara SX and about the ordination of the first Sierra Leone-born Xaverian Missionary. Discover Global Awareness and catch up on the latest world and USA Province news. [Read it here]
Newest Feature of our Website: The Life and Legacy of St. Guido Conforti
We are providing new access to the life and legacy of one of the newest missionary saints of the Church, St. Guido Conforti. Founder of the Xaverian Missionaries for China, and eventually beyond, St. Guido was a bishop whose heart was larger than any diocese, a legacy for any diocese whose hearts are wide enough to encompass the whole world.
Take a look at his life at Life of the Founder.
Check it out at this humble saint’s moral compass and foresight at the Legacy of the Founder.
Included is the entire video of the canonization of St. Guido by Pope Benedict XVI at Celebrating with the Church. Bring plenty of popcorn.
In our E-Prayer Space we bring you the opportunity to share your prayers and concerns for loved ones and the entire globe and to leave them online for others. Let’s share our prayers
Our Mission & Vision
Inspired by St. Guido Conforti and St. Francis Xavier, we, Xaverian Missionaries, serve to keep the local Church aware of, engaged with and connected to the missionary mandate of the universal Church, principally by witnessing Jesus to those who have yet to know Him.
We strive to inspire a new generation to the challenges this mission offers us today in a diverse and pluralistic world:
- Intercultural and interfaith dialogue;
- Advocacy for and solidarity with the poor;
- Sharing the legacy of our founder, St. Guido Conforti;
- Telling the stories and witness of our missionaries in the variety of ministries and countries where we serve.