The Xaverians are a lay Catholic order of brothers. They moved their international headquarters, known as their generalate, to Baltimore in 1995. They strive to "live ordinary lives that give witness to God’s unconditional love,” according to their website. Like other religious congregations of men, such as the Jesuits, the Xaverian Brothers operate Catholic institutions with the approval of the local archbishop. The brothers have autonomy over where they assign members and how they manage the congregation.