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Service & Spirituality

  • Recovery of faith in a new direction

    Recovery of faith in a new direction

    David E. DeCosse, 6 Apr 2017

    Ethicist David DeCosse considers the distinction between religion and God in the the novel and movie Silence.

  • The Story of Islam

    The Story of Islam

    David Pinault, 22 Mar 2017

    Religious Studies professor David Pinault provides a primer on Islam and argues it includes a greater diversity of views and potentials than alarmists in Europe and the United States allow.

  • Staying Present

    Staying Present

    Gus Hardy ’16, 18 Feb 2017

    A life of service is never easy. Having autism can make it even harder.

  • The Course of Wisdom

    The Course of Wisdom

    Jamie Manson, 7 Feb 2017

    Some distinguished scholars have their papers placed in a university archive. Sister Sandra Schneiders earned a curated exhibition that depicts her life’s work.

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77 , 30 Jan 2017

    You’ve undoubtedly tasted the produce George Chiala ’64 grew. Once upon a time, it started with strawberries.  

  • 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.