Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Common Reading Experience from a First Year

Every year, the incoming first years read a book as part of the Common Reading Experience.  As a member of the class of 2018, I had the privilege of reading Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle.  To be... Continue Reading →

Lifting Up Ferguson

This prayer was used at last night's Common Ground service as they reflected on the events of Ferguson, Missouri. O God of Justice, throughout the generations, you have called our attention to what is wrong among us. You have sent... 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 →

Seek and Find

Bag of chips=$2, pizza from Subway=$6, new glasses=$150, relationship with God=PRICELESS. In the consumer world we live in, there seems to be a price tag on everything from cars to hair brushes. All in the world around us worth is... Continue Reading →

Being Challenged by Expressions of Faith

The thought of worship music, testimonies, scripture readings, and reflections as a form of spiritual service to put it bluntly, makes my skin crawl. I always saw those "Jesus Freaks" as aggressive and in-your-face. Yes, I am a Theology major.... Continue Reading →

Singing God’s praise, speaking truth

Get up. Seriously, get up right now and walk away from the computer. Walk out of the room, down the hallway, out the door, and into the nearest church building. Now, try to find someone inside who can’t sing the... Continue Reading →

Approach: deepening your commitment to yourself, others & God

This fall's Approach Retreat will mark the 37th in a long-standing tradition here are Xavier.  As a college student, life can get pretty chaotic.  Approach serves as a break which that allows you to deepen the intentionality of how you... Continue Reading →

Settling in… reflections from a new staff member

  “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in... Continue Reading →

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