Mission Magazine, Summer 2015

The latest edition of Mission, the magazine of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, is now available online for your reading pleasure. For this edition, our feature stories include:

  • Cover Story - The Generations Capital Campaign. This story looks at the progress of the campaign, the building projects that have been completed at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos and the building currently under way at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City.
  • The Changing Nature of Retreats looks at how retreats have changed over the years to engage more people with new programing to help them deepen their relationship with God while continuing on their spiritual journey of life.
  • A New Cristo Rey High School in San Jose has opened and is making a dramatic impact on the lives of its students and their families, many of whom come from one of the poorest regions of East San Jose.
  • Profiles of the seven men from the California and Oregon provinces who were ordained as priests in June present a brief overview of the life experience of each man and how he was drawn to the priesthood.
  • A look at the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Loyola High School in Los Angeles celebrates the school's rich history.
  • Jesuit High School in Sacramento opened a new chapel that is the centerpiece of campus spiritual life.

In addition, our other content includes:

  • News stories:
    • A Look at LMU's New President, Timothy Law Snyder, PhD
    • Jesuit Provincials Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border at the Kino Border Initiative
    • New Missions for Former USF President Fr. Stephen A. Privett, SJ
    • Santa Clara University Program Seeks to Eradicate Poverty
  • Jesuit Profile: Br. Justin "Judd" DeChance, S.J.
  • Parish Profile: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Hollywood
  • Good Steward: The William H. Hannon Foundation and Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead
  • Jesuit Obituaries

Recent News

July 17 - Young people of the Antilles recieved a message from Pope Francis on Sunday, as they gather for the 6th Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly.

June 28, 2018 - Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinal from 11 countries during the Ordinary Public Consistory in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday evening, June 28.

June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.

June 15, 2018 - This year, the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus chose to hold its Ordination Mass a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.

June 13, 2018 - Jesuits West is grateful to the William H. Hannon Foundation for being the first Foundation in Los Angeles to join the Provincial Circle with their gift of $400,000.

June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.

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