Wishing you Joy and Peace in the New Year!
With students home for the holidays, early night and profound quiet blanket our campus. The very atmosphere of chill and rain of the Santa Clara winter reminds us of our journey through this Advent waiting. The flickering candles on the wreath in the Mission Church, points of light to chase away the darkness, cheer us as stalwart witnesses to hope. Our faith promises that the light of Christ will not be late. We trust that God’s Light will overcome the darkness in our lives and our communities.
And our faith is well-founded because we witness the lives of our students who have given their time and talent in service of communities near and far. I invite you to read about our newly selected Ignatian Fellows and find renewed hope in this generation. The young people now in college are inheriting, frankly, a complicated, messy, suffering world. Their response is not despair, but hope. They are the light of our hope and the source of our conviction that God’s grace is coming into the world. Every day, our SCU students shine with their hope that peace and joy are possible in this world, here, there and everywhere.
MISSION WEEK | On Mission, In Solidarity
This past November, the Division of Mission and Ministry hosted Santa Clara University's inaugural Mission Week. This week-long celebration of the SCU's mission centered on its Jesuit roots and brought together staff, faculty and students from across the University. As we look back at the many events and gatherings that comprised the week, it is clear that this is what mission looks like at SCU.
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