Jesuits West sponsored a spiritually enriching Portugal
Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima and the renown cities of
Porto and Lisbon, May 21-31. Father Sam
Bellino, SJ, and Father John Mossi, SJ, were the spiritual directors for the
journey which included daily Masses at Fatima, and visits to significant
shrines and cathedrals, as well as the famous baroque Jesuit Church of San
Under expert tour guides, 31 pilgrims experienced the
cultural, historical, and Catholic traditions of Portugal. St. Isabella of
Portugal was the special pilgrimage patron whose tomb was visited at the
Monastery of St. Clare, Coimbra. The
city of Porto included Port wine tasting followed by a relaxing cruise of the
Douro River. In Sintra, the World Heritage royal Pena Palace of Ferdinand II
was a unique highlight. In Lisbon, the
tour ended with a visit to an artisan tile factory and then a festive farewell
dinner featuring Portuguese Fado music.
Jesuits West is sponsoring two pilgrimages in 2019: April in
Paris, April 23 – May 2, and the El Camino De Santiago, Spain, September 30 –
October 11, 2019. For more information, visit the Events section of the Jesuits
West Province website at www.jesuitswest.org
August 13, 2018 - 10 Novices professed Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience at Santa Clara Mission Church on Saturday, August 11, the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi. Watch the 1 hour 30 minutes Live Stream of the inspiring Vow Mass featuring music, readings, homily, Eucharistic Prayer, Profession of Vows and reception of Vow Crucifixes by the new Jesuits. Live Streaming Team: Martin Ngo, SJ, & Francis Nguyen, SJ.
August 2 - In his prayer intention for the month of August 2018, Pope Francis says: "Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
July 31 - A festive Mass was concelebrated at Santa Clara Mission Church on July 31 with President Mike Engh, SJ, as main celebrant and homilist. The Santa Clara Jesuit Community concelebrated the liturgy with members and friends of the Santa Clara University Community in attendance.
July 30, 2018 - Fr. Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, initiates a year of prayer and discernment for Jesuits West Province. To assist in this process, each month a new prayer will be provided for Jesuits and friends to pray for the ministries of Jesuits West. To read Fr. Scott’s letter and the accompanying Fr. Pedro Arrupe prayer, click HERE.
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