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Founder's Day Mass, March 19, 2014

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014
Founder's Day Mass, March 19

On Wednesday, March 19, at noon in the Mission Church, the University community will celebrate our annual Founder's Day Mass to commemorate the establishment of our school. Traditionally, Santa Clara commemorates March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph, as the day in 1851 when John Nobili, S.J., took possession of Mission Santa Clara as a Jesuit parish and future educational enterprise. Fr. Nobili, our first president, opened the doors to Santa Clara College in May of that same year. At this liturgy we welcome all to join together in prayer for Santa Clara University.

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