History & Traditions

  • Faith and Fiesta

    Faith and Fiesta

    SCM Staff, 1 Mar 2017

    “The way we pray”: SCU and Sacred Heart celebrate 20 years of La Virgen at the Mission Church. 

    Spring 2017

  • Here Comes the Sun

    Here Comes the Sun

    Maura Turcotte ’17, 1 Mar 2017

    The life of stained glass and its journey from Nobili Hall to the Jesuit Residence

    Spring 2017

  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

    SCM Staff, 15 Aug 2016

    The saint and the St. Clare Medal: a remembrance by William Rewak, S.J.

    Summer 2016

  • Who Rebuilt the Mission?

    Who Rebuilt the Mission?

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Aug 2016

    Fire destroyed the fifth Mission Church in 1926. Here’s the architect who rebuilt from the ashes—and restored a sense of historical identity.

    Summer 2016

  • Paper, Wood, and Copper

    Paper, Wood, and Copper

    Grace Ogihara ’16, 15 Aug 2016

    Book treasures from the SCU Archives: from the dawn of the printing press to the early Mission library

    Summer 2016

  • Revolutionary with a Rickenbacker

    Revolutionary with a Rickenbacker

    Jorma Kaukonen ’64, 15 Aug 2016

    Remembering Paul Kantner ’63, one of the founding members of Jefferson Airplane—by one of the crew who was with him on that epic journey.

    Summer 2016

  • Papa Reites

    Papa Reites

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Aug 2016

    Religious Studies Professor Phillip Boo Riley shares his memories of the dear Jim Reites, S.J., MST ’71.

    Summer 2016

  • This Bright Beauty

    This Bright Beauty

    Esther Young ’18, 15 Aug 2016

    Remembering Paula Z. Kirkeby, a close friend of the de Saisset Museum.

    Summer 2016

  • Willow Tree Oasis

    Willow Tree Oasis

    Grace Ogihara ’16 , 15 Aug 2016

    The tree isn’t just a part of the campus aesthetic—it also represents much of the Mission’s history. 

    Summer 2016

  • The Best Rugby Team Ever

    The Best Rugby Team Ever

    Sam Scott ’96, 9 Aug 2016

     When Rudy Scholz and Santa Clara teammates won Olympic Gold—twice.