Home of the Xaverians in Preston

This is the website of the Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre in Preston.  If you were looking to find out about the Xaverian presence in the UK then you can find the Provincial website for the Xaverians here.

The Xaverian dream is that of making the world a single family.

Inspired by St. Guido Conforti and St. Francis Xavier, we, Xaverian Missionaries, serve to keep the local Church aware of, engaged with and connected to the missionary mandate of the universal Church, principally by witnessing Jesus to those who have yet to know Him.

Covid-19 Essential Reading

Despite the welcome easing of lockdown we still face Covid related restrictions.  This tells you what you may and may not do for the sake of the community and yourself.

The Centre remains all but closed down and we are hoping to open in September.  In the meantime there are still things we can all do.

  1. Comply with the current Covid-19 guidance from the NHS.
  2. Use the NHS Covid-19 app
  3. Report daily using the Covid Symptom Study app

Even though we may be starting to feel safer now that the vaccination programme has made progress.  That will save many lives but cases are rising rapidly.  As individuals we have responsibilities to each other.

The Xaverian dream is that of making the world a single family.

Recent News

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  • Poetry and Book Club: News 22/10/2021 : - A reminder that we meet next on Wednesday 27th at 1.30 in the Centre to discuss our favourite lockdown book.
  • Lectio Divina: News 22/10/2021 : - Our Lectio Group took time today to consider the Gospel for Sunday 24th October - Mark 10 46-52. Read this post to see what they made of it.
  • An invitation from the Xaverian community 22/10/2021 : - Over the next months we will still be having some gatherings the first of which is a Mission Mass on Saturday October 30th, at 4pm followed by some food and chat! Please join us in this first gathering in over 18 months.
  • Website: News 22/10/2021 : - We had a period today when the website went down for an hour. We are sorry if you were affected.
  • Lectio Divina: News 15/10/2021 : - Read here how the various members of the group gathered meaning from the Gospel for this 29th Sunday.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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