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

We are in lockdown.  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 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

Even though we may be starting to feel safer now that the vaccination programme is well underway and cases are dropping, we must  continue to follow government guidance.  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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  • We pray for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 10/4/2021 : - The Xaverian Community offer our prayers for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. May he rest in peace and may the hope of Easter remain with his family.
  • Lectio Divina: News 9/4/2021 : - Our Lectio Group has been looking over the readings for the second Sunday after Easter. Read their reflections here.
  • Happy Easter 4/4/2021 : - Happy Easter to you all. I decided that rather than a written reflection, I would send a link to a video. It is by an artist Si Smith and it portrays the resurrection if it had taken place in Leeds! Paddy
  • Lectio Divina: News 2/4/2021 : - Our Lectio Group wish all the Blessings and the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you all this Easter Season.
  • Poetry and Book Club: News 28/3/2021 : - Follow in the footsteps of our Poetry and Book Club by reading the poems they considered at their last meeting.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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