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

Seattle University President Father Stephen Sundborg, SJ, has been known throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond as a leader dedicated to academic rigor, service, and the promotion of justice.

The uniquely historical stained glass windows in LMU’s Sacred Heart Chapel can now be viewed without entering the building by visiting a new website.

Sean Reilly, a 2016 Santa Clara University environmental science and biology major, has been named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2018.

LMU has kicked off a program that helps community college transfer students earn performance-based scholarships to the university.

January 1, 2018 — As the new year begins, invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s

December 17, 2017 — In honor of Pope Francis' 81st birthday today, here are 81 things the Jesuits love about Pope Francis.

Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.

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