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

October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.

October 2, 2018 - A new video series narrated by Fr. Chris Calderón, SJ, explains each step of Jesuit formation: novitiate, studies, regency, theology and tertianship.

September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.

September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.

September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.

September 2, 2018 - The Jesuits West Prayer for September centers on St. Peter Claver, SJ, whose feast day is September 9. From 1610 until his death in 1654, Peter Claver, ministered to the slaves brought from Africa to Cartagena, Colombia. Peter signed his name, “slave of the slaves forever.”

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