About Us

The Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools is a network of Roman Catholic secondary schools sharing a common mission and a similar governance structure. Most of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools trace their origin directly to the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers) and its mission of evangelization through the ministry of education. Other XBSS schools have come to embrace the Xaverian governance model and mission after a history of association with other religious congregations or dioceses. Each school, however, has its own particular identity, history and tradition and incarnates its mission in unique ways.

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The XBSS Sponsorship Office provides services to the schools operating out of a sense of Gospel mission that is reflected in the mission of the Church and of the Xaverian Brothers. The XBSS Office exercises a strategic perspective by providing collaborative, flexible, and futuristic planning which preserves, protects and enhances the Xaverian educational tradition while addressing the evolving needs of the sponsored schools.

Orientation programs for new faculty and board members, annual meetings of administrators, faculty leaders and board members, a student leadership retreat and other activities provide ongoing formation for all members of the XBSS community.

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Our Mission & Charism

Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools serve the Catholic Church’s educational mission by forming young people to be faith-filled contemplative leaders who address the evolving needs of our world. Informed by our Xaverian and gospel values, our schools seek to educate the whole student by nurturing each person’s unique giftedness. Xaverian students model Christ by utilizing their talents to respect the diversity of God’s creation, seek justice, and love their neighbor. 

Sponsorship Staff

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Dr. Patrick Slattery

Executive Director
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Dr. Ben Horgan

Formation Director
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Bro. Richard Lunny, CFX

Associate Director

Charism Statement

In collaboration with the Founder’s vision, we endeavor to “mutually help, encourage, and edify one another, and to work together.” We seek to develop school communities in which we foster the belief and attitude that we “were created by the God of love, in God’s image and according to God’s likeness, to be a unique expression of God’s love.”

Foundational Documents

Our Spiritual Values

Partners in mission and students of the Xaverian Brother Sponsored School community are called to be animated by these values as they live and work together under the protection and guidance of St. Francis Xavier and all those who have gone before us. 

Our Calls

The call to embrace our Catholic identity and Xaverian charism as partners in the church’s mission of evangelization within its ministry of education.  

Our Governance Model

One of the most important factors in the success or failure of Catholic schools is the effectiveness of its leadership provided by whatever model of governance is in effect. This is our governance model.

Our Mission

Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools serve the Catholic Church’s educational mission by forming young people to be faith-filled contemplative leaders who address the evolving needs of our world.

Our History

Theodore James Ryken, the founder of the Xaverian Brothers, was born August 30, 1797 in the little village of Elshout, North Brabant, Holland, of middle class parents whose ardent Catholicity is the only thing that is now known of them.