Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.
March 25, 2016 — As Jesus hung on the cross, he uttered seven last phrases of great meaning to those contemplating his passion and death. Today, on Good Friday, we remember his Seven Last Words, which have been widely used in Good Friday homilies.
Nearly 130 benefactors and friends gathered on March 19 at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Generations Capital Campaign.
March 1, 2016 — Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Daniel Spotswood, SJ, grew up far from the mountains, but his Jesuit vocation would lead him west where he discovered a passion for mounrtain climbing.
Since 1888, Jesuits have maintained a presence on the hills of Los Gatos, overlooking the Santa Clara Valley. Following is a brief photo history, from the initial building to the modified structure on the same site, which now serves as the retirement center and infirmary for aged and infirm Jesuits of the California and Oregon provinces.
Pope Francis will visit Mexico for the first time in his papacy from Feb. 12-17. The historic trip to the second most populous Catholic country in the world will culminate with a Feb. 17 outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juárez, on Mexico’s northern border, across from El Paso, Texas.
Loyola High School’s Senior Service Project celebrated its 35th anniversary of giving back to Los Angeles, January 5 – 22. The Los Angeles high school’s seniors volunteered at inner-city hospitals, special education schools, soup kitchens, centers for battered women, and shelters.
Jesuit vocation promoters today are better equipped to ask the vital question, “Have you ever thought about being a Jesuit?” A new short film by Brother Michael Breault, SJ, national vocation promotion director of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is the latest effort to make that question easier for anyone to ask.
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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).