Mission Magazine, Summer 2015

The latest edition of Mission, the magazine of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, is now available online for your reading pleasure. For this edition, our feature stories include:

  • Cover Story - The Generations Capital Campaign. This story looks at the progress of the campaign, the building projects that have been completed at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos and the building currently under way at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City.
  • The Changing Nature of Retreats looks at how retreats have changed over the years to engage more people with new programing to help them deepen their relationship with God while continuing on their spiritual journey of life.
  • A New Cristo Rey High School in San Jose has opened and is making a dramatic impact on the lives of its students and their families, many of whom come from one of the poorest regions of East San Jose.
  • Profiles of the seven men from the California and Oregon provinces who were ordained as priests in June present a brief overview of the life experience of each man and how he was drawn to the priesthood.
  • A look at the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Loyola High School in Los Angeles celebrates the school's rich history.
  • Jesuit High School in Sacramento opened a new chapel that is the centerpiece of campus spiritual life.

In addition, our other content includes:

  • News stories:
    • A Look at LMU's New President, Timothy Law Snyder, PhD
    • Jesuit Provincials Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border at the Kino Border Initiative
    • New Missions for Former USF President Fr. Stephen A. Privett, SJ
    • Santa Clara University Program Seeks to Eradicate Poverty
  • Jesuit Profile: Br. Justin "Judd" DeChance, S.J.
  • Parish Profile: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Hollywood
  • Good Steward: The William H. Hannon Foundation and Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead
  • Jesuit Obituaries

Recent News

August 3, 2020 — Homeboy Industries, founded by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, will receive a $2.5 million dollar prize.

July 22, 2020 — Pope Francis declared Fr. Eusebio Kino, SJ, venerable on July 10.

July 14, 2020 — After four ordinations went off without a hitch last week, Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, provincial of the Jesuits West Province, had reason to be hopeful.

June 30, 2020 — Fr. Frank Buckley, SJ, clinical director of the Center at Blessed Sacrament, the Jesuit parish in Hollywood, shares how the parish has responded to the pandemic.

June 25, 2020 — Fr. Chris Corbally, SJ, an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory in Arizona, now has an asteroid named for him.

June 24, 2020 — Dr. Fauci explains how his Jesuit education helped prepare him for his work in public health.

June 23, 2020 — Jack Krouse, SJ, of Jesuits West, was ordained to the diaconate at Saint Ignatius Church in Paris on June 20.

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