Service & Spirituality

  • Make Things Happen

    Make Things Happen

    Heidi Williams, 4 Oct 2016

    Inspired by the late “Professor Jimmy” Reites, S.J., members of the SCU chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent the summer in Rwanda, helping locals with a more efficient method of producing roofing tiles.

  • The Art of George Tooker

    The Art of George Tooker

    Dana Gioia, 15 Aug 2016

    “This is what we are forced to suffer … this is what we should be.”

    Summer 2016

  • Like the Dew That Blesses the Grass

    Like the Dew That Blesses the Grass

    Brian Doyle, 15 Aug 2016

    A Mass Elegy

    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

  • Memories of a Living Saint

    Memories of a Living Saint

    William Rewak, S.J., 26 Jul 2016

    Former SCU president William Rewak, S.J., remembers meeting Mother Teresa in 1986. On September 4, she will formally be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church.

  • A Ministry of Presence

    A Ministry of Presence

    Paul Totah ’79, 18 Jul 2016

    Celebrating a decade of a new Jesuit home and 165 years of service to students.

  • A Friend of Mine

    A Friend of Mine

    Philip Boo Riley, 3 May 2016

    Religious Studies professor Philip Boo Riley remembers Jim Reites, S.J., MST ’71 as a colleague, family member, and friend.

  • Cultivating Our Garden

    Cultivating Our Garden

    Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J., 19 Apr 2016

    A scientist and Jesuit who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on the pope, the poor, and the planet. 

  • Dr. Jerome

    Dr. Jerome

    David DeCosse, 13 Mar 2016

    He was a man of action, and he was far better at being a doctor than a father. Some lessons here: in golf and swimming, fear and love, doing and dying.

    Spring 2016

  • Like no place on earth

    Like no place on earth

    Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77 , 30 Oct 2015

    Talking with John A. Sobrato ’60 about building Silicon Valley—literally—and shaping it for future generations.