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Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

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Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

On July 6, some 68 Student council members of St. Xavier’s Colleges, Patna celebrated RakshaBandhan in a unique style when they tied Rakhis to trees and made friendship with them to send the message about the trees:  how important or beneficial they are in our daily lives. The word ‘raksha bandhan’ in Sanskrit roughly means […]

Farewell to Jesuit Management Guru

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Farewell to Jesuit Management Guru

August 7 (Monday) will see a great Jesuit management Guru laid to rest at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Father Edward Hugh McGrath, an American Jesuit who introduced teaching of business management labor relations among Catholic higher education institutions in India, died on August 4. He was 94. Father Edward Hugh McGrath, one of the founding fathers […]

Xavier Colleges celebrate St Ignatius

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Xavier Colleges celebrate St Ignatius

Patna (Bihar): St.Xavier’s Colleges celebrated the feast day of St.Ignatius of Loyola was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervour in the Multi Purpose Hall on 31st July 2017. As a remembrance of St.Ignatius of Loyola, who was born in 1491 in Spain, the entire college came together and made the event a memorable one. The […]

Why does Bihar Board have such poor results?

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Why does Bihar Board have such poor results?

Sir I would like to share my class 11th and 12th experience in Patna. After completing 10th from I.C.S.E board, I changed to C.B.S.E board and chose such a school where bunking was allowed. Though it is against the C.B.S.E terms yet a majority of schools in Bihar overcharge students to let them bunk. They […]

Selfies and sentiments mark Xavierian Graduation in Patna

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Selfies and sentiments mark Xavierian Graduation in Patna

This week the twin colleges of St. Xavier’s and St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology (Digha, Patna) held their graduation day. It was a very special and an unforgettable day for the college  as the first batch of Economics department and Mass Communication department students were going out as the ambassadors of the college. […]

Remembering Camille Bouche SJ

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Remembering Camille Bouche SJ

Sir, The good old boys of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Calcutta recounted the good old days in memory of one of the best loved teachers. Anecdotes about Father Camille Bouche SJ were shared at the school assembly on Thursday, bringing alive the man generations of Xaverians have loved and revered. Alumnorum Societas (Alsoc), the […]

Who will be the new ‘Black Pope’?

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Who will be the new ‘Black Pope’?

All the top Jesuit priests are heading to Rome for the 36th General Congregation. Its main business will be to elect a new Superior General. (A long time ago, the head of the Jesuits was also called the Black Pope,  perhaps because of the black robes they wore at the time, or because they seemed […]

Why students Painted their faces at Xavier’s

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Why students Painted their faces at Xavier’s

  Tuesday was World Peace Day (21 September). The campus housing the twin St Xavier’s colleges at Digha saw several strange faces. The reason? An inter-department Face painting competition jointly by St. Xavier’s College and St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology. The competition was based on the college annual theme “Healthy Youth, Wealthy Nation”. […]

Akeli Protest: Candles in the wind?

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Akeli Protest: Candles in the wind?

Patna: On Saturday evening (27 August) Some 300 people, mainly students and staff of the St Xavier’s Colleges (the organisers)  and (among others,) a small group representing the cabinet of Patna Women’s College and St Xavier’s College of Education, speechified,  sang songs and lit candles in a token ‘protest’ to draw attention to the alleged […]

Experiencing a ‘ Jesuit Education’

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Experiencing a ‘ Jesuit Education’

[ One of our readers,  Gaurav Anand sent in tis piece for ‘Jesuit Education Month’ I am a student of St. Xavier’s College, Patna ( a Jesuit institution). I would like to share my experience in my college. Most of the educational institutes today have become more of a business than temples of learning. Where […]

Jesuit Education: Six Values

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Jesuit Education: Six Values

What does the term ‘Jesuit Education’ mean to me? I was thrown into a Jesuit school by my parents at the very beginning of my school life, and now that my crucial first seven years of scholastic life were already thrust into the hands of Jesuits, like it or not, I am one of those […]

What is Jesuit Education?

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What is Jesuit Education?

The Jesuits have seen the training of religious and lay people as core to their mission for more than 400 years. The order’s form of education is based on the experience and life of the Spanish founder of the order, Ignatius Loyola. A lay Catholic, he developed the “Spiritual Exercises,” a devotional guide to a more […]