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Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

JST News & Events

  •  Annual Fund Matching Gift Challenge!

    Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

    New gifts/gift increases matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $250,000. Double your impact, give today!

  •  Early Registration begins 11/5!

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

    Students, please see the Registrar's Page for more information.

  •  Vatican II: Recalling Our Past, Looking to Our Future

    Monday, Aug. 6, 2012


    Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 pm, Holy Spirit Parish, Berkeley – Interpreting Vatican II, Fr. Joseph Komonchak, PhD, Catholic University of America
    Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 pm, JST Chapel – Ecumenism, Mary Ann Donovan, SC, PhD, Arthur Holder, PhD, Graduate Theological Union
    Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm, JST Chapel – Vatican II and Parish Life, panel presentation
    Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 pm, JST Chapel – The Laity and Lay Ministry, Frederick J. Parrella, PhD and Sally Vance-Trembath, PhD, Santa Clara University
    Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 pm, JST Chapel – Collegiality and Synodal  Governance, T. Howland Sanks, SJ, PhD, Jesuit School of Theology


  •  Luce Foundation Grant Will Help Nuns in Asia Attend the Jesuit School of Theology

    Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012


    BERKELEY and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2012 — To support the role of Catholic women religious in China, India, and Vietnam as agents of social change, the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a four-year grant of $375,000 to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

    The grant will fund a pilot program enabling a small group of Catholic nuns to pursue advanced theological degrees at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif. It will also enable them to receive support from the worldwide network of Jesuit institutions and missions when they return to their home countries.

    “We are extremely grateful to receive this grant, which allows us to establish relationships and build the infrastructure for a most promising initiative,” said Thomas Massaro, S.J., dean of the Jesuit School of Theology. “Our faculty are especially enthusiastic about building up the worldwide Church by expanding opportunities for excellent theological education to religious sisters in underserved communities in Asia, where the potential for supporting positive social change is extraordinarily high.”

    In Asia, vocations to religious life are flourishing, but due to poverty or politics there are few venues for advanced theological training or spiritual leadership development. With the education that will be funded by the Luce grant, some nuns or sisters will be able to become educators in their own countries, such as at a new theology center for women in Pune, India.

    Others could better support important changes to their modernizing societies. Historically in the U.S. and developed nations, women religious have been at the forefront of social change, serving as teachers, nurses, or social workers and building schools, hospitals, shelters, and other enduring institutions long before women in general had broad rights.

    “We are delighted to be supporting this initiative, which addresses the theology program’s interests in fostering links between scholars and religious leaders in Asia and the United States, and in preparing women for ministry,” said Lynn Szwaja, program director for theology at the Henry Luce Foundation.

    “This is a great contemporary example of the positive multiplier effect that Jesuits have always pursued in our educational ministries,” added Massaro.

    About the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
    The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, located in Berkeley, Calif., is a preeminent international center for the culturally contextualized study of theology. Its mission is to inspire and prepare men and women to become leaders in the Church, academy, and society, serving others through a faith that does justice. Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, JST educates and trains Jesuits, religious, ordained, and lay students from across the United States and from 40 other countries for lives dedicated to ministry and scholarship. For more information see

    About the Henry Luce Foundation
    The mission of the Henry Luce Foundation is to broaden knowledge and encourage the highest standards of service and leadership. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of America life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious, and art communities.

    Media Contact
    Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Relations | | 408-554-5121

  •  New Dean Chosen for Jesuit School of Theology

    Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

    Moral Theologian, Ethicist Thomas J. Massaro, S.J., joins University.

  •  Follow JST's Radmar Jao on his path to Priesthood!

    Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011

    National Jesuit News highlights his journey in a new video series.

  •  Bridge Spring 2011

    Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011

    The Spring 2011 edition of Bridge is now available online!

  •  Listen to our own Director of Finance and Business, Catherine Lan Tran, talk about organ donation!

    Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011

    Lan spoke at a press conference with James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford at UCSF on organ donor awareness for the Share the Beat concert.

  •  Sandra Schneiders. I.H.M., S.T.D. selected as Luce Fellow for 2011-2012!

    Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011

    Please congratulate Sr. Sandra Schneiders, Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Spirituality, for being named one of seven Luce Fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

    This prestigious award will allow her to conduct research for a monograph and present her findings at the annual Luce Fellows Conference. Sr. Sandra’s work will focus on the topic of “Risen Jesus, Cosmic Christ: Biblical Spirituality in the Gospel of John.” For more information on the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology, please click here. For the full press release, please click here.

  •  Indonesia Immersion video now available on our YouTube page!

    Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

    Check out this year's Indonesia immersion video!

  •  Financial aid forms due March 1st

    Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

    For more information, please contact the admissions office at: 510-549-5013

  •  Dr. Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, in memoriam

    Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

    To all whose lives have been touched by Professor Alejandro García-Rivera, please consider donating to the Alejandro García-Rivera Memorial Fund for Art and Religion. Go to, click on the link to "Make a gift now" and choose "other," then complete the empty field with the fund above.

  •  Find us on Facebook!

    Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

    Check out our new Facebook page and join the discussion!

  •  Theology After Hours

    Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
  •  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for a New Generation

    Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

    Nov. 18-21, 2010
    Join renowned scholars as they explore the impact and relevance of this theologian, philosopher and scientist in today's world.

  •  Orientation

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
  •  Paul Locatelli, S.J. In Memoriam

    Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2010

    The SCU community mourns the loss of Chancellor Paul Locatelli, S.J.

    Father Paul Locatelli
  •  Fall 2009 Bridge Magazine

    Monday, Jun. 29, 2009
    Fall 2009 Bridge Magazine

    Special JST-SCU Integration issue, featuring a Photo Essay marking JST's 75th Anniversary. Read the PDF version.

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