Who We Are

Who We Are

We, Xaverian Missionaries, are a religious community of priests and brothers founded in 1895 by Saint Guido M. Conforti. Inspired by the life and dreams of St. Francis Xavier, who left his home country and family to preach the Word of God to distant lands, we contribute towards making of the world one single family by proclaiming in word and action the Good News of God’s Reign to non-Christians.

We respond to Jesus Christ’s invitation to be His witnesses to the ends of the world by a life-long commitment to serving the poorest among the poor.

“To Seek, See, and Love God in All”


Prayer put into Action

As men of prayer and action, we live in community and work with people of all faiths and beliefs. Our dialogue at the level of faith necessarily leads us to cooperating in peace and justice issues.

We live according to the vows of poverty, obedience, chastity and mission.

The Xaverian Missionaries preach, teach and dialogue with others; they are channels of the gift of grace, to reconcile people with God. We are involved in social work, in community building, in health care, and in educational programs and interfaith dialogue. We live together in a missionary community consecrated to God by a mission vow and the profession of the evangelical counsels, the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Our missionary work and religious life constitute our sole and undivided charism. By our mission vow, we Xaverians promise to actually leave from our familiar environment, and totally dedicate ourselves to the sharing of the Gospel. We live and carry out the mission of the Church in communities that, as families, are called to share faith, mission commitment, hopes, joys, concerns, spiritual and material goods.