Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools
The mission of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools flows directly from the mission statement of the Congregation of the Xaverian Brothers which is:
"To serve the Church in its work of evangelization, particularly through the Church's ministry of education." ~ Constitutions of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier
Today, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools are located in several countries and situated within very distinct cultures. This international dimension of the Xaverian Sponsorship makes very real the universality of the Church's mission of evangelization. Enriched by cultural pluralism, the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools are challenged to understand, respect, affirm and celebrate the diversity of cultural values and worldviews.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ forms the core belief that impels the educational ministry of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. Within their distinct cultural contexts, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools strive to respond to the call of evangelization by focusing on three important dimensions:
- Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ for the purpose of understanding His message about life as found in the Gospels and the authentic tradition of the Church.
- Creating a community of faith in which all members of the school can encounter Christ and experience and celebrate the meaning of Christian living.
- Preparing students to understand life in light of the Gospel imperatives that call all believers to discipleship, using their talents and competencies to build the Kingdom of God with justice and love of neighbor.
Aware of the developments and ever-changing needs of the times, the Congregation, Corporate Members and representatives of the school communities periodically articulate the Vision, Values and Goals that give direction to the educational activities of Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools.
Let the developments and changes of your times be a source of both confidence and challenge to you. May you discover, in God's own time, ways to incarnate anew the vision of Theodore James Ryken and the charism of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier in the life of the world.
~ Xaverian Brothers Fundamental Principles
The vision of a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School has its origin in the charism of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier. This charism, the founding impulse of the Congregation, is a gift received by the Founder, handed on and developed throughout the history and lived experience of the Brothers, and further enriched and enlivened by the giftedness of those who collaborate in Xaverian Sponsored education. Together, the Xaverian Brothers and those who collaborate with them in their educational ministry serve as stewards for the Xaverian Charism.
Faithful to the tradition of Xaverian education, a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School is a center of growth and learning marked by:
enduring personal relationships
stewardship for God's creation
the centrality of religious, spiritual formation
worship and prayer
character and moral value development
a challenging educational program
a spirit of harmony
a passion for justice a peace