Spotlight: St. Guido Conforti (Founder of the Xaverian Missionaries)
“…We unite with the families of our sisters and all the people who can no longer enjoy their amiable presence and their many services. We unite with the distressed Christian community of Kamenge and the people of Burundi that still bear the wounds of a bloody fratricidal war. Olga, Bernadette and Lucy knew their anguish and pain, and now definitely pray for all populations of the world for peace, security, and dignity for the children of God. They pray also for us, because, with renewed momentum, we reaffirm our “Yes” to God and to the brothers and sisters for whom we have chosen to give our lives…” Read more.
What stresses us most as missionaries is the realization that we can do little to defeat the virus. But we can combat it. As missionaries in the Diocese of Makeni, we are working with the authorities and other organizations in the fight against the virus and in the support of people infected and who are at risk of contagion.
Xaverian Missionaries Publish New E-Journal
The Xaverian Missionaries of the USA and the United Kingdom collaborated together to hold an international conference of dialogue between humanists, atheists, and religious believers. A journal of the talks and reflections was published recently in digital form, easily accessible to kindles, ipads, computers, and cell phones. Get your copy at these fine publishers:
Conversations Among Humanists, Atheists and Religious Believers
The Xaverian Missionaries began the COMMON GROUND PROJECT last year through an international conference that brought 50 atheists and religious believers together in Scotland. It is an attempt to bring humanists, atheists and religious believers together in a dialogue and a search for common ground.
Our next “Atheist/Theist Meetup” will be Sunday, November 30, 3 pm at our Provincial House in Wayne, New Jersey.
If you are interested in joining us, register here. Check out and share our Common Group Social Network: CG Facebook Group – CG Blog - CG Twitter Feed.
Learn of a New Missionary Saint whose Heart Encompassed the World
Explore our website exclusively dedicated to Saint Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. In it we wish to highlight the deeds and vision of our father Father and Founder, “a bishop whose heart embraced the world.” Guido Maria Conforti was proclaimed “Saint” by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on October 23, 2011, World Mission Sunday. Over a hundred years have elapsed. Despite it sparse beginnings, that “small stone,” that tiny seed can today trace its offshoots to many lands, yet it retained its initial characteristic: to remain a “unpretentious family.” Xaverian missionaries are today present on four continents. From that sole sturdy stalk numerous spirited shoots sprout forth in continuity. These are the youth – of diverse churches, cultures, and nations – who commit themselves to serve within the universal Mission of the Church, to proclaim the “good news” to those who still know it not. More…
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 are a religious missionary congregation of the Catholic Church that exclusively serves our commitment to share our faith beyond the boundaries of Christianity, with our brothers of sisters of different faiths and those who do not espouse any faith. 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.
As a community of brothers among brothers from a variety of cultural and continental backgrounds, we are messengers of God’s love, witnesses of hope, and builders of God’s Kingdom, together becoming an example to the wider Church and world community that it is possible to be one as Jesus wills. DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER HERE