Lourdes Pilgrimage 2k16

Robinson, DiStefano and Mrs. Martinson enjoying their journey

Elie Carlos

April 13, 2016

“Eye-opening.” “Unbelievable.” “Life-changing.” Three students who went on the annual Lourdes Pilgrimage this year - juniors Brittany Robinson and Ava DiStefano and senior Caroline Kennedy - used these words to describe their experience on their trip. Alongside Sr. Joan Fitzgerald, Sr...

Dr. Alexander White speaks of his Holocaust experience

Dr. Alexander White speaks of his Holocaust experience

Sukhmani Singh

March 30, 2016

Dr. Alexander White, a Schindler’s List Holocaust survivor, visited Xavier with an important message for students. Awakened by the sound of bombs, Dr. White remembers the events that occurred 70 years ago, when the Nazis invaded his homeland of Poland. He spoke in great detail about the mass killin...

Forgiveness: A Key Element of History

Forgiveness: A Key Element of History

Susan Peters, Writer

March 21, 2016

When visiting Chiapas State in Mexico recently, Pope Francis asked the indigenous people to forgive those who have caused them suffering. He recognized that they have long faced discrimination and urged for “each of us to examine our conscience and learn to say, ‘Forgive me!’” according to BBC...

40 years of Christian service

Abby Johnson '17 and her service group in Costa Rica

Elie Carlos, Writer

March 17, 2016

There are many rites of passage here at Xavier: going to rallies, attending Frosh Mixer and surviving finals week. Another big tradition at Xavier is the Christian Service Project and this year is its 40th anniversary. According to its homepage on Canvas, “Xavier’s Christian Service Program was fou...

Everything you ever wanted to know about St. Patrick’s Day

The feast day is commonly associated with the color green

Sydney Missigman, Writer

March 16, 2016

You wouldn’t be wrong if you associated St. Patrick’s Day with Ireland.  However, did you know he was actually born in Great Britain? According to Catholic Online, he was raised in the Roman Empire of Britain and was brought to Ireland as a teenager to be a slave. He was a faithful Christian and...

Xavier remembers Ms. Donnelly

Ms. Donnelly, surrounded by coworkers and friends

Elie Carlos, Writer

March 15, 2016

The whole Xavier community misses Ms. Jeanne Donnelly, the former Director of IT Services, and her kindness. This December, she passed away from heart failure at age 55. From solving technology problems to supporting Xavier students at games and shows, Donnelly was always there. Mrs. Catherine Wyman ...



March 8, 2016

March is Women's History Month. Amid the craziness of registration, SAT's, end-of-quarters and spring fever, take a moment to hear Francine's story. Women are amazing. Life is amazing.

‘Tis the Season: How to prepare yourself for Christ this Lent

'Tis the Season: How to prepare yourself for Christ this Lent

Sydney Missigman, Writer

March 8, 2016

Already a few weeks into Lent and still don’t know what to give up? Instead of giving up the cliché candy or coffee this year, try fasting from something more meaningful. As Catholics, we are encouraged to participate in the three aspects of Lent: fasting, almsgiving and prayer. Many people become...

@Pontifex Highlight Reel

via @Pontifex

Elie Carlos, Writer

March 1, 2016

In times of trouble, look at Pope Francis’ many words of wisdom on his Twitter. Here are a few of them: The Pope’s First Tweet. A prayer to treat immigrants with kindness. The Pope’s advice for dealing with negative feelings towards others. The Pope’s explanation of holiness and how even “o...

Up All Night (in Founder’s Hall)

 Freshmen are getting ready for the big night.

Sydney Missigman, Writer

February 11, 2016

Attention all freshwomen and sophomores! This Thursday, Xavier is hosting an overnight retreat. Attendees can look forward to music, dancing, games, food and worship. This unsurpassable retreat will not only bring frosh and sophs closer together, but each class closer to it’s own. The lock-in is mea...

Students rally for life

Mrs. Tara Patterson, Coordinator of Campus Evangelization, enjoys the rally with Xavier students.

Sukhmani Singh

January 29, 2016

On the anniversary of Rowe vs. Wade, students and families from all around the Valley gathered in downtown Phoenix to march 13 blocks, one block for every thousand lives lost to abortion every year in Arizona. When marchers reached their final destination at the Wesley Bolin Plaza, they were treated t...

Bishop Olmsted celebrates Mass (and a birthday) at Xavier

Bishop Olmsted celebrates Mass (and a birthday) at Xavier

January 26, 2016

Bishop Olmsted visited Xavier last Thursday, Jan. 21, to share Mass with the Xavier community. The choir girls showed their appreciation for the Bishop's work by serenading him with a birthday song.

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