the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Faith in Action covers the most important news concerning events that focus on the role of faith in the Xavier community.

The Fiat 40 website guides its participants throughout their Lenten journey. Photo courtesy of Lauren Brown 19.

Lenten promises: Xavier’s own Fiat 40

Lauren Brown, Class Writer April 1, 2019

Every year, as winter slowly transitions into spring, the time comes for Lenten promises and spiritual reflection. Starting with Ash Wednesday on Mar. 6, the Lenten season will last until Easter Day. While...

Xavier students in Panama during World Youth Day 2019. Photo courtesy of Bruce Wyman, Xavier Honors Physics teacher.

World Youth Day: Reflections

Chloe Ann Porter, Club Writer March 11, 2019

World Youth Day, a mass said by the Pope and event for youth all around the world, occurs every four years. Most schools usually fly out their youth about seven days prior to the Mass to participate in...

The entrance at The Refuge. Photo courtesy of Hannah Shulski.

Cappuccinos for Change

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor March 11, 2019

Think of how much coffee you buy monthly from Starbucks, Hava Java or any other chain coffee shop. How much money do you think all of that would add up to? What if all of that money went towards an important...

Xavier freshman Maggie Dethlefsen in Washington D.C.s Arlington Cemetery after the 2019 March for Life. Photo courtesy of Jen Pitera.

Unique from Day One

Maggie Dethlefsen, Club Writer February 13, 2019

Thousands of people gather at Washington, D.C and other cities across the country to be a voice for those who can not speak for themselves. The March For Life is an annual event that happens all over the...

A bench at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. Photo courtesy of Melissa Shulski.

Take a Hike: Experiencing God’s Presence in Arizona’s Deserts

Claire Sabol and Hannah Shulski February 13, 2019

The sun is shining down on you. The breeze kicks in as you walk on the rocky trail. As you walk, you find you have gotten out of view of the loud noises of traffic, which are now replaced with the chirping...

Insight Timer, a popular guided meditation app, is available for both Apple and Android. Photo courtesy of Hannah Shulski 19.

Meditation is Spiritual Self Care

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor January 24, 2019

Everyone knows that eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep are small steps to living a happier life, but taking time out of a stressful day to unwind is just as important. This is where meditation...

St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome before sunset. Photo courtesy of Sienna Martinez ‘21 .

Xavier Student Writes Poem Inspired by Trip to the Vatican

Sienna Martinez, Class Writer January 22, 2019

The Vatican, which is the center of the Roman Catholic church, is the smallest independent state and is also the living quarters for the Pope. Within the Vatican Museum, which contains the most important...

A photo of the students and faculty as they prepare to embark to Panama. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Wyman.

What to expect: World Youth Day 2019

Helen Innes, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2019

World Youth Day, which is more of a week starting on 22 Jan. and ending on 27 Jan. 2019, occurs every three years and attracts young adults from all over the world. Xavier has been participating in World...

Xavier senior Talle Donley strikes a fun pose on the runway.

Local Xavier Seniors Take on the Board of Visitors Fashion Show

Lily Tierney , Class Writer December 12, 2018

On Dec. 8, 2018, the annual Board of Visitors (BOV) fashion show took place at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. BOV is Arizona's oldest women's charitable organization that has been raising...

Xavier junior Edyta Zimny playing the violin. Photo by Tobias Ogden of Image in Love Photography.

Xavier Student Brings Christmas Cheer to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Claire Sabol , Club Writer December 12, 2018

  The Christmas season is a time of joy, family, and celebration. During this season, many people begin to volunteer around their neighborhoods to spread the holiday cheer. Xavier junior Edyta...

The Christmas wreath on the door of Señora Gutierrez’s classroom. This wreath is unique because it has Feliz Navidad written on it with several cacti and a mini piñata, making it a perfect example of a way that Spanish-speaking people can infuse their culture into their Christmas celebrations.

Merry and Bright: Celebrating a Cultural Christmas

Claire Sabol, Club Writer December 12, 2018

  The Christmas tree glistens in the living room. The smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies fills the air. The house bustles with the joyous talk of young children and adults alike. For many,...

An Advent wreath sitting on a kitchen table.

How To: Make Your Own Advent Wreath

Hannah Shulski , Faith in Action Editor December 12, 2018

Happy New Year! New Liturgical year, that is. Advent is the start of the Church's liturgical season and many people like to celebrate by making an Advent wreath. Advent wreaths are not purely decorative;...

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