Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



A New Way of Seeing – and Being

Lent is one of my favorite times of the year. Not because I love self-denial, but I do love the intentionality of this liturgical season. Just as Jesus retreated to the desert to fast and pray and purify his heart... Continue Reading →

Love all and give while doing it

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Snow is falling, Christmas lights add some cheer to the nightlife of campus, and there are many... Continue Reading →

Having More to Give

Give more sounds like a simple and direct call to action, a catchy magis slogan. The magis can be loosely defined as living greater, being more, continuous quality improvement, etc. Theologically, the Ignatian concept of the magis means pursuing what... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Womanhood and Lent

“Being a woman is very hard, I sometimes wish I wasn’t a woman because you suffer all of your life” I heard this for the first time when I started working for Heshima Kenya, a group that advocates and provides... Continue Reading →

“Looking Like Trees and Walking”: Stumbling Together toward Racial Justice

One of the most compelling scenes in the Gospels is the miracle that did not “take” the first time: Jesus’s healing of the blind man of Bethsaida. (Mk. 8:23-24) Putting spittle on his eyes, Jesus laid his hands on him... Continue Reading →

Counting our blessings…

We chatted, reflecting on our day of traveling through the city, seeing first hand the poverty present. We discussed how this experience made us feel? One of us said, “It makes me count my blessings and be thankful for all... Continue Reading →

Pray for One Another, Support One Another, and Hold Each Other Accountable

Yesterday we celebrated Ash Wednesday, the day marking the beginning of the forty-day journey of Lent that culminates in Easter.  Nearly every Christian knows this liturgical season well—perhaps one could say we are even a bit obsessed with it.  (Just... Continue Reading →

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