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 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 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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  • Lectio Divina: News 30/4/2021 : - Some of our Lectio Group have generously shared their thoughts on the Gospel for the 2nd of May with us.
  • Poetry and Book Club: News 29/4/2021 : - The group met for an hours chat by Zoom on Wednesday to discuss "A time of Gifts" by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A remarkable book of travel-autobiography.
  • Lancaster Faith & Justice Commission: News 28/4/2021 : - The April edition of the Lancaster Faith and Justice bulletin is now available. It has some interesting stuff including some news on climate change and calls us to consider our responsibilities.
  • Lectio Divina: News 23/4/2021 : - Read what the group members have written about their encounters with the Gospel passage for the 4th Sunday of Easter.
  • Exploring Faith Accompaniment Course 21/4/2021 : - After a challenging year of cancellations and postponements the planning team for the Blackburn Diocese ecumenical Exploring Faith Accompaniment (Spiritual Direction) Course are looking to launch a revised, updated and extended in-person course from September 2021 at the Blackburn Cathedral Conference Suite.

Recent Reflections on the Gospel

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