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

Rosh Hashanah: the beginning of a new year

Sukhmani Singh, Writer October 3, 2016

The evening of Oct. 2, 2016 marks the New Year on the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah, which translates to “head of the year,” commemorates the beginning of the world and creation of humanity. It is...

Xaviers Annual Gift Retreat: An Exciting Spiritual Journey

Xavier’s Annual Gift Retreat: An Exciting Spiritual Journey

Amber Godbehere, Writer September 20, 2016

Two weekends ago, 16 students took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Xavier Gift Retreat. It was a wonderful weekend full of games, prayer and adventure. The gators stayed at the United...

Senior prayer day

Tori Tanigawa, Media Editor September 20, 2016

  On Sept. 9, the class of 2017 arrived at Mount Claret for their first of two senior prayer days. It began with a prayer led by Father Kevin and an ice breaker. Then guest speaker Elizabeth...

Robinson, DiStefano and Mrs. Martinson enjoying their journey

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2k16

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...

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...

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...

Abby Johnson 17 and her service group in Costa Rica

40 years of Christian service

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...

The feast day is commonly associated with the color green

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

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...

Ms. Donnelly, surrounded by coworkers and friends

Xavier remembers Ms. Donnelly

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...

#WhatMakesUsHUMAN

#WhatMakesUsHUMAN

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...

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