Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
At the October 2007 New Board of Trustees Members Orientation Meeting, Sr. Monica Loughlin, SBS, presented Xavier's Mission. It was a personal story intermixed with reflections on the rich legacy and history of Xavier. So, in Sr. Monica's own words, here is a refreshing new look through the eyes of a great storyteller of the mission of Xavier University.