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

Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.

Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Santa Clara University Law School alumna Lizbeth Mateo, JD, ’16 has reached another milestone: She’s the first undocumented immigrant named to statewide post in California.

Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.

Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

The Board of Directors of Verbum Dei High School announced the appointment of Father Stephen A. Privett, SJ, as president. Father Privett will lead the Catholic boys high school that has been acclaimed for providing its South Central Los Angeles students a rigorous college prep curriculum for more than five decades.

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