Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



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 →

Give More Grace | Joy | Hope | Love

I’m one of those people who grew up obsessed with Christmas, your thinking to yourself, ya you and everyone else. But, for me it was an absolutely magical time, jingle bells, ho ho ho, mistle toe, tinsel, glitter, Santa Clause,... Continue Reading →

Making Room for the Immigrant Piligrim

It’s most often around Christmas when we hear spiritual reflections about immigrants: a couple of strangers come to town, and nobody seems to have any room in their homes or their hearts to welcome them. Yet, in this season of... Continue Reading →

God’s Love on the Approach Retreat

In honor of Approach sign-ups being due today, we wanted to take a moment to share one of the talks that take place during Approach. Below is a talk entitled, "God's Love," and was given in the Spring Semester of... Continue Reading →

Loving All Starts at the Cross

Love. It’s something that each and every human being longs for, and is often considered a basic necessity that contributes to one’s overall health and well-being. But what exactly is love? This question is fairly difficult to answer; the definition... Continue Reading →

Love All: Repeat

As a theology major, I spent a good amount of time this past semester pondering the inadequacy of language when it comes to talking about God. As soon as I say one thing about God, I have to, in a... Continue Reading →

Love All the Moments

I hate putting up Christmas tree ornaments. Hate it. Especially now that I’m in college, it isn’t like it used to be. No, now ornaments are a chore. Therefore, as I grudgingly dragged my slippered feet downstairs this evening to... Continue Reading →

Love All of Our Broken Pieces

How do we love all in world where hurt and pain are common? Love is vulnerability, honesty, and trust. Love can hurt, trust can be broken, and vulnerability can be scary. Wouldn’t loving all open us up to all 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 →

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