Former USF President Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, entered into God’s peace Nov. 15, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Fr. Schlegel was USF’s 26th president and best known for growing the university’s enrollment, expanding student and faculty diversity, and successfully leading USF’s largest fundraising campaign to that point.
There’s a scene in “On the Waterfront” that still thrills Brother Michael Breault, SJ. Karl Malden, playing a character based on an actual Jesuit priest, stands in the hold of a cargo ship, over the body of a murdered longshoreman. Speaking directly to the mobsters watching from above, Malden calls the murder “a crucifixion.” When a thug yells that the priest should go back to his church, Malden roars, “Boys, this is my church!”
Twenty Jesuits were ordained as deacons at Masses in Massachusetts and California in October. For a Jesuit in formation, ordination to the diaconate is the last step before priestly ordination in the Society of Jesus.
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 world.
Bill Lockyear, longtime chief financial officer of the Oregon Province who is retiring later this year, was awarded the province's John Traynor Award for his decades of dedicated service to the Northwest Jesuits.
Father Paul F. “Cappy” Capitolo, SJ, long-time teacher and student counselor at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, entered into God’s peace September 29 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 80.
Father Andrew "Andy" C. Dachauer, former professor of chemistry at the University of San Francisco and longtime pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Mammoth Lakes, entered into God’s peace on September 12 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 85.
The stories of migrants are not often heard, like that of Roberto, 33, who tried crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in 2014 and was kneed and spit upon while being apprehended by Border Patrol agents, resulting in two broken ribs.
September 14, 2015 — As excitement builds for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the U.S., 300 Jesuits in formation offer words of welcome and share their perspectives about the significance of a Jesuit pope.
Recognizing societal changes and a stigma that goes with “old school” retreats as being out of touch with today’s world, The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos and Loyola Institute for Spirituality are finding fresh ways to bring Ignatian spirituality to contemporary Christians.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).