A recent photo of first- and second-year novices (in clerics) at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif. You support helps novices as they begin their 10- to 13-year path to becoming Jesuit priests and brothers.
Join Us for Giving Tuesday, December 1st
Black Friday and Cyber Monday now over, why not give a gift that makes a
difference in your local community?
The California Province of the Society of Jesus and other non-profits wish
to remind you that there is a meaningful gift-giving alternative today – Giving
Giving Tuesday is a day on which non-profits worldwide hope
the focus turns from the stress of holiday gift giving to the joy of supporting organizations and ministries that strive to make life better for local
communities. It is a day for coming together for one common purpose: to
celebrate generosity and philanthropy.
“We’re hopeful that in the spirit of giving, people will
also consider giving gifts to their local charities to support works that
benefit local communities on Giving Tuesday,” said Fr. Michael F. Weiler, SJ,
provincial of the California Province.
A Giving Tuesday gift to the California Province can help
provide for the ongoing health care of senior and infirm Jesuits who have dedicated
their lives to the service of others, the education and training of the next
generation of Jesuit priests and brothers, and the support of new or existing
ministries that provide necessary services and life-giving enrichment to the
poor and marginalized.
Gifts of any size make a difference. During this
Christmas season, please consider the gift of compassion. To make a gift on
Giving Tuesday – or today if you prefer not to wait until then – please use our secure website to designate your gift, or, please call the
California Province Advancement Office at (408) 884-1630.
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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Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.