The California Province of the Society of Jesus has launched
a new website to deliver an enhanced user experience while bringing visitors
closer to the outreach and ministries of the province and Jesuits throughout
The new site follows the model established by the Jesuit
Conference of Canada and the United States and adopted by all U.S. provinces.
“Our new site is much more streamlined than our former
site,” said Jim Muyo, California Province director of communication. “This new
model offers visitors a more direct path to our more than 40 ministries,
including educational institutions, parishes, retreat and spirituality centers,
and social ministries, and provides a more in depth look at the Jesuit charsim
that distinguishes the many ministries of the Society of Jesus.”
The new site contains nearly all of the same information of
the former site but with far fewer links and pages to click through. The site
will take advantage of best practices and emerging trends in delivering
web-based content to provide a richer media experience for visitors. In
addition, in collaboration with the Jesuit Conference and the other U.S.
provinces, the site will offer a wider range of content and will be much more current
than the former site.
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.
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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