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.
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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.
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In an historic move, the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, Calif.) has named alumnus Chris Meyercord as the school’s first lay president.
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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.
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Seven men from the California and Oregon provinces who answered God’s call were ordained as Jesuit priests at a Mass at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish in Spokane on June 11.
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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.
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Events
July 9-August 20, 2016
Drawing installations of well-known Northwest artists on 8-by-11-foot movable walls, on display in the Jundt Galleries of Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum.

October 22, 2016
Join people from around the country to celebrate the worth of every Angelino and the work of Homeboy Industries.

May 1-11, 2017
Join us on a pilgrimage to Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and much more.

In Memoriam
Father Mario Luigi Capitolo, SJ, long-time physics teacher at Bellarmine College Prep, entered into God’s peace June 10, 2016 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90.

Father George Morris, SJ, entered into God’s peace June 7 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Infirmary in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 78.

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.

Publications

Mission Magazine - Spring 2016

Mission Magazine - Summer 2015

Mission Magazine - Summer 2014



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