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Date posted:   Oct 27, 2020

Mission and Spirituality: A Xaverian Journey

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Fee: $60 | Six Weeks
This course provides a basic overview of the mission and spirituality of the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier (C.F.X.) and Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools (XBSS). Beginning with the life of Theodore James Ryken, the Founder of the Xaverian Brothers, this course explores the pillars of Xaverian spirituality including the charism, values, and calls, which continue to animate the mission of the Xaverian Brothers and their partners in mission today.

AVAILABLE COURSES

featuring texts, videos, and prayers by members of the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier and Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools

Topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Theodore James Ryken: History and Legacy
  • Week 3: Fundamental Principles of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier
  • Week 4: The Xaverian Charism
  • Week 5: Xaverian Spiritual Values
  • Week 6: Calls of Xaverian Mission and Spirituality

Additional Materials Needed:

This course has three required texts which are available online:

Content Scholars: The course texts and videos have been produced by various Xaverian Brothers and educators in the network of Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. Mr. Benjamin Horgan, the Director of Formation for Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, helped to coordinate the video presenters and content for the course. Dr. Carolyn Weir Herman, Ph.D. is a systematic theologian and the author of this course. Dr. Herman is also a veteran Crossroads facilitator and the Director of Staff Formation at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, M.A.