July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away 460 years ago on that date in 1556. Father Dorian Llywelyn, SJ, executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University, examines the life of St. Ignatius. Read more
The blending of the Oregon and California province websites is nearly complete. The finished website will launch on Sunday, July 31, Feast Day of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. Read more
Father Thomas J. Reese, SJ, was elected chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on June 21. President Barack Obama appointed Fr. Reese to the Commission on May 15, 2014, and reappointed him on May 12, 2016. Read more
With the California and Oregon provinces coming together to form a new province in July, 2017, the websites of the two provinces will be blended into one this summer, giving the provinces’ collective audience a streamlined and more efficient delivery of news and events of the new province, to be named Jesuits West. Read more
Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.
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