July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away 460 years ago on that date in 1556. Father Dorian Llywelyn, SJ, executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University, examines the life of St. Ignatius.
When Joshua Benjamin and Ethan Kostishak began their journey at Brophy College Preparatory as freshmen in August 2012, they had no idea that four years later their hard work in the classroom and dedication to the Brophy mission of “Men for Others” would lead to recognition as Gates Millennium Scholars which includes the full cost of their undergraduate college education.
Any student attending a Jesuit university has no doubt heard the word magis, Latin for “more,” dozens of times. The word references the Ignatian concept of learning more, doing more, choosing more and giving more. MAGIS is also the name of an international immersion experience immediately preceding World Youth Day, for young adults from Jesuit schools, parishes and ministries.
With his brother Jesuits on hand to offer congratulations, Fr. Joseph Shirey, SJ, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 1 in a celebration at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., where he now resides.
July is almost here, which means our friends at ignatianspirituality.com are getting ready for the seventh-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius. This month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality leads up to the feast day of its namesake on July 31. We’ve put together a calendar of Ignatian articles and more for you to be inspired daily.
Father Thomas J. Reese, SJ, was elected chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on June 21. President Barack Obama appointed Fr. Reese to the Commission on May 15, 2014, and reappointed him on May 12, 2016.
With the California and Oregon provinces coming together to form a new province in July, 2017, the websites of the two provinces will be blended into one this summer, giving the provinces’ collective audience a streamlined and more efficient delivery of news and events of the new province, to be named Jesuits West.
A recent PBS video shows how five young women came together for a year to serve people in their local community through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. It’s a story not only of service but of spiritual growth and awakening. Find out if the JVC is right for you.
With a flurry of donor support, the Generations Capital Campaign exceeded its goal, saw all construction projects completed, and positioned the California Province to better serve the people of God through its approximately 40 ministries.
As the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ ground breaking encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home" approaches, Jesuits and the collaborators have made much progress on climate change counter-measures as a moral imperative, and yet, there is much more to do.
In the new report Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) confirms that education is a life-saving intervention for children and adolescents who are forcibly displaced from their homes.
Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, spent his 80th birthday week in El Salvador with provincials from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to discuss a wide range of issues, from the needs of migrants and educational opportunities for the poor to environmental protection, and the rights of native people.
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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).