Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Set the World on Fire

  “Go set the world on fire”. –St. Ignatius Being at a Jesuit school means that you are bound to hear “classic” Jesuit phrases over and over again during your academic career. It also (hopefully) means a lot of growth... Continue Reading →

Living out simplicity.

(An image from the annual Crow festival in Montana. The festival is to showcase native culture and rodeo!) My decision to participate in a post-graduate volunteer program gained its roots during a small group conversation on a muggy, mosquito-infested Cincinnatian... Continue Reading →

Is God just?

“What do I owe you?” I asked the mechanic after he worked his magic under the hood of my car—a place largely foreign and mysterious to me. I didn’t expect his reply: “Don’t worry about it.” I was grateful, of... Continue Reading →

Give More Love

"What is Love? Baby Don't Hurt me!" ... Sorry, I couldn't help myself! Love, to me, is warm apple pie served over a slice of cheddar cheese (it's a southern thing) with a very generous size scoop of vanilla ice... Continue Reading →

Our Values, Our Vote

October 28th, 8:30 PM at Bellarmine Chapel As people of faith and Catholics, we are called to live out our faith by promoting the common good through civic engagement and other means. It may seem easy to become cynical about... Continue Reading →

In This Moment- Reflection on Luke 12:22-31

Often times, one is so consumed in their everyday life that things become quite mundane. There is the tendency to have a well thought out map of what one does and when. Therefore, not having such a schedule can cause... Continue Reading →

Next Steps– Post-Grad Thoughts

So good to see so many of you at the Post Grad Volunteer Fair this past week. A wonderful space for connection, sharing thoughts ideas, dreaming of next steps and a future shaped and held by justice and compassion. It’s... Continue Reading →

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