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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  • Lectio Divina: News 3/12/2021 : - Today some of our Lectio Group were able to return to the Oratory to reflect and pray together. You can read their thoughts and those of other group members further afield here.
  • Spirituality Centre: News 3/12/2021 : - News of recent and upcoming Eucharist and social gatherings.
  • Lectio Divina: News 26/11/2021 : - Read what our Lectio Group took from this Gospel passage.
  • Poetry and Book Club: News 26/11/2021 : - Here is the latest from our Book Club including the proposed programme for forthcoming meetings.
  • Your Advent Invitation 19/11/2021 : - Please join us on Saturday 27th Nov at 4pm for Mass and to share food and catch-up with friends. Help us celebrate the start of Advent.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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