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deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Spend less to spend more…

How can we refocus during Advent to spend less money and spend more quality time with the ones we love? Rebecca Anderson is a sophomore Psychology student from Milwaukee, WI. She leads a Companion Group and is an X-Change site... Continue Reading →

The most wonderful time of the year

How might Advent be different for you this year? Join us in this Advent Conspiracy. Abby Anderson is the Coordinator of Service & Justice in the CFJ and a Xavier alumna. And, yes, Advent really is her favorite time of... Continue Reading →

Love All, Even When It’s Hard

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. “Why aren’t these Easter eggs filled with candy? Why are they filled with... Continue Reading →

Love All– A Look at Refugees

Hi, Rebecca  I  am the Rachel that commented on your Instagram post yesterday. I'm a senior at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I worked for Cincinnati's refugee resettlement organization as an intern in employment services and ESL, but remain on today as... Continue Reading →

Open Wide

Advent has the worst timing.  Having lived the vast majority of my life on an academic schedule, I can’t help but feel like I don’t have the time to sit, reflect, discern, and pray.  All this waiting and preparing.  Last... Continue Reading →

Give more by fighting for everyone around you

We spend our lives giving. We give the efforts of our minds to our classes, the efforts of our hands to our jobs, and the efforts of our prayers to God. As students of the Jesuit tradition, we are taught... Continue Reading →

Spend More Energy

  “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” – Henry David Thoreau As I was reflecting on the idea of “spend less”, money cha-chinged its way to the forefront of my mind. Money, Money,... Continue Reading →

Give More – An Ocean Never Dries.

Nothing amazes me like an ocean. Its blue waters that extend into the unknown is such a beautiful thing. I love water, and learning about oceans in my high school was really fascinating.  Even though my major has nothing to... Continue Reading →

Spend Less? – Cultivate Good Habits of the Heart by Spending the Gift of Your Time Wisely

When I think of the command “spend less” my mind first goes to money and the crazed consumerism that takes hold (as I write this on “Black Friday”) of shoppers bargain hunting the day after Thanksgiving.  Black Friday shoppers certainly... Continue Reading →

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