Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University


who we are

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 →

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 →

When THE story becomes OUR story

I’ll never forget the day.  It was a blustery January afternoon in 2011.  Maura and I punched the elevator button for the floor of her doctor’s office, and as the doors closed we smiled at each other with giddy excitement. ... 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 →


“Hi there.” “So… a CFJ blog?” “Yes, a CFJ Blog! Welcome!” And with that, we’ve entered the realm of blogging.  Blogging for Good. Blogging as another way to deepen the conversations that our office encourages.  Blogging by you.  Blogging by... Continue Reading →

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