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.

Recent News

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  • The Summer of ’89 15/6/2019 : - On the 17th of June 2019 Jim will celebrate 30 years of priesthood. Read his reflection on those years and his hopes for the future.
  • Spirituality for Summer 12/6/2019 : - Saturday Retreat "Spirituality for Summer" coming up on Saturday the 22nd June. Help us plan by letting us know if you are coming.
  • New “Women at Prayer” Group 12/6/2019 : - This new activity allows women to come together to share, reflect and pray. We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month commencing Wednesday 3rd July 2-3pm.
  • Calendar updates 11/6/2019 : - Two events for the calendar. Friday 14th June - an exploration of the well known Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Nightingale" Tuesday 18th June - enter into Saint Teresa of Avila's wisdom on prayer in an experiential way.
  • Website content & updates 11/6/2019 : - Posting of News items, Reflections and Events is likely to be affected for the next 2-3 weeks as John is going cycling.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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  • Reflection on Trinity Sunday: 16 June 2019 - The Trinitarian revelation starts with the nature of loving—and this is the very nature of being!
  • Reflection on Pentecost: 9th June 2019 - Our reflection for Pentecost, the 50th day of the Easter Season, includes powerful thoughts from Joyce Rupp and Wm Paul Young.
  • Reflection on 7th Sunday of Easter: 2nd June 2019 - “That they may be one, as we are one.” These are Jesus’ words of farewell to his disciples and he repeats this prayer several times. When Jesus talks about oneness, what he has in mind is a complete, mutual indwelling: I am in God, God is in you, you are in God, we are in each other.