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Building Men Who Matter

Many in our Xavier High School community will remember Brother James M. Kelly, C.F.X. as teacher and principal here in Middletown. Now you have an opportunity to enjoy Brother Kelly as author and story teller. Brother has released his second book Building Men Who Matter and we are making it available online at www.xavierhighschool.org/buildingmen. The hardcover, 320 page book is $20.

You may purchase Building Men Who Matter from us securely online with credit card and we will send it to you ($4 shipping and handling). If you are in the building, you may purchase a copy during regular School Store hours or stop by the administrative offices during regular office hours. This is a book you will want to keep.

Brother James Kelly began his teaching career at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and came to Xavier in 1974. From 1982 until 1991 he was the principal. He served as Director of Development for the Xaverian Brothers before he became the President of Saint Xavier High School, in Louisville, Kentucky, in June of 1993. He is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland, the second oldest Xaverian Brothers school in the nation, founded in 1876.

Building Men Who Matter is published by Butler Books. From their description,
"Since 1839, generations of boys from all walks of life have been molded by the wise, firm hand of the Xaverian Brothers. Brother James M. Kelly, a Xaverian Brother for 45 years, brings the spirit of the congregation's 170-year-old tradition and a keen understanding of modern life to his current role as President of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland.
"In this second anthology, Building Men Who Matter, Brother Kelly once again combines his gift of Irish storytelling with his passion, as a Xaverian Brother, to help boys become the bright, responsible, caring men God wants them to be. His words of wisdom will offer invaluable insight, inspiration and encouragement to parents as they experience the marvel and the mystery of raising a modern teenage boy.

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