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

The Centre remains all but closed down and it remains unclear when and how we will reopen.  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

Our Government is facing a massive challenge.  There will be all kinds of issues and details that they cannot possibly cover.  They can only paint with a broad brush and trust us individually to do the right things for the benefit of our country, our local community and our family.

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

Recent News

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  • Mission Sunday: 18th October 2020 16/10/2020 : - Today, over one billion Catholics all over the world observe today as World Mission Sunday.
  • Lectio Divina: News 16/10/2020 : - Our Lectio Group have been considering the reading from Matthew 22:15-21 'Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar - and to God what belongs to God.'
  • Xaverian Martyrs 10/10/2020 : - On the second Friday in October we Xaverians remember those who have been martyred. You can read a reflection on the day here.
  • Lectio Divina: News 10/10/2020 : - Our Lectio Group has been busy meeting on line to discuss the reading for Sunday 11th October 2020.
  • Lectio Divina: News 2/10/2020 : - Another beautiful session where many questions were raised, many are still for pondering, and many were answered. Read the group's thoughts here.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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  • Reflection on 29th Sunday: 18th October 2020 - Today Jesus pleases and displeases both the Pharisees and the Herodians. He doesn’t answer their question. We can’t really be sure what he means either. That leaves us in the middle, where we don’t like to be.
  • Reflection on 28th Sunday: 11th October 2020 - When we read today’s gospel it’s a great relief to remember that there are different kinds of truth in the bible.
  • Reflection on 27th Sunday: 4th October 2020 - A cornerstone marks the geographical location by orienting a building in a specific direction. Today’s gospel asks us to look at the cornerstone which determines the direction of our lives.