Xavier CollegeIn a world of change we are guided by the principles of Jesuit education formed over 460 years ago by St Ignatius of Loyola.
Our inspiration is Jesus Christ who modelled a fulfilled human life. We seek to form reflective, compassionate and articulate men and women of Christian faith, hope and love.
At Xavier College, we challenge our students to pursue excellence in all things within and beyond the classroom. Education for life in the true sense - intellectual, spiritual, moral and social - means ensuring that each individual achieves his or her highest potential. There is a joy and spiritual freedom that grows out of striving for that Jesuit ideal of the "magis", which involves a deep thirst for understanding and for the ability to look within to seek the greater good and the most courageous responses to the challenges of our time.
The Chapels at Xavier College are an integral part of the life of the Xavier Community. They are our most sacred places where we gather regularly together to pray to our God in times of joy and times of sorrow. The celebration of the Eucharist continues to be a regular feature of College life. On each campus, the chapel is situated in a central place as each chapel is the symbolic heart of each campus, reminding all of us each day to strive for the greater glory of God in all that we do.
The College Memorial Chapel and the Kostka Hall Memorial Chapel are also our war memorials reminding us of the sacrifice paid by 134 Old Xaverians who have laid down their lives in the service of our country and for our freedom. The Burke Hall Chapel was built in honour of Mrs Burke's brother Francis Brady.
The College Memorial Chapel is where we gather each year, in late October to celebrate our graduating students in the moving Valete Mass. Many of our graduates choose to return to the College Memorial Chapel for marriage, and at the end of their lives, for their funeral requiem mass. Others choose it as the place of welcome to the Christian Community when they present their own children to be baptised.
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