Spirituality

At Home in Rome

July 1, 2011 |

All roads lead to Rome, even those that start in Kentucky. After a lifetime of living and working in the Commonwealth, Sr. Mary Shauna Bankemper now finds herself in the historical heart of the Catholic Church as a newly elected … Read More

Jesus and Jeans

April 1, 2011 |

Folks in Hutchison, Kan., are likely to see Rev. Michael Milliken walking about town in his normal priestly attire—a pair of Levi’s, boots and a ball cap. The 1992 master’s in theology graduate and former adjunct professor believes a church … Read More

Green Thumb

April 1, 2011 |

Jonathan Trauth didn’t get into farming for the money. On a Saturday at Findlay Market last fall, he made $12 selling the vegetables he helped grow with eight political refugees from the central African country of Burundi. “I got to … Read More

The Revelation

October 2, 2010 |

There’s something about Mary. The Mother of Jesus has had a profound impact on countless people over the last 2,000 years. Cathedrals were built in her name. Religious orders were created to honor her. Many have and continue to pray to … Read More

Jesuit Dialogue

October 1, 2010 |

They came to Xavier from 12 Jesuit colleges and universities spread across America’s heartland—Nebraska, Missouri, Belize. Wait. Belize is part of America’s heartland? Well, no. It’s more like an honorary member. But where they came from isn’t important. What’s important … Read More

Bible Basics

January 1, 2010 |

Four students from the University’s Interfaith Club teamed up with Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, to create what was arguably the most distinctive event to take place on campus this year: Back to … Read More

Golden Anniversary

October 1, 2009 |

As a boy, Paul Anthony O’Brien relished the stories of adventurous missionaries he read about in the Maryknoll magazines his father brought home. How romantic, he thought, traveling to far-away places, living in primitive settlements, working nobly to bring basic … Read More

Finding God at Work

July 1, 2008 |

Jeff Hoeben manages Camp Gray, a Catholic youth camp in Madison, Wis., but says he found his calling in Nepal. When the 2002 graduate went on Xavier’s academic service learning semester to the South Asian country in 2001, he had … Read More

Roman Inroads

January 1, 2008 |

University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., led a delegation of six University representatives to Rome in October to participate in the inaugural lay conference on Catholic-Jewish relations and, among their many activities, meet Pope Benedict XVI.

Joining Graham were Rabbi … Read More

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