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Resurrection, the Christian feast of life, occurs in spring, when new growth emerges everywhere​. Just this past weekend, our famous Santa Clara University roses blossomed almost overnight in the sunshine that followed a particularly rainy week. Seeing those roses bloom, from small buds to glorious, fragrant roses is an inspiring reminder of our role as the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.
Jesuit education is like tending rose plants, which means ​encouraging growth, keeping pests at bay, and tilling the soil. Our late Jesuit General, Father Kolvenbach, famously said “The real measure of our Jesuit universities lies in who our students become.” One of the joys of my position is seeing intelligence, insight,​ and com​passion flourish in the lives of students and the alumni they become. To know that their Jesuit education helps students and alumni build a world in which people have reason to believe in the triumph of love over death, is among our greatest blessings.
Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Executive Director


Jesuit Education at Work

Recently named an O’Hare Media Fellow, studio art and art history major, Ciaran Freeman '18, has been busy putting his Jesuit education to work. As a Jean Donovan Fellow, he wrote for Commonwealth Magazine on the intersection of art, faith and social justice. This past year he was an Artist-in-Residence at Recology, where he created a solo-exhibition made entirely out of trash diverted from landfill.
Read more about Ciaran.


Cross Country Runners

Going Off Track

Being a student athlete can be demanding and singularly focused. The time constraints and training regimen are all encompassing and leave little room for much else. Why then, did the Associate Head Coach of SCU's Cross Country Team, Pete Cushman, take his team on an Immersion trip?
Find out in Pete’s interview.


C. Fialho article

Grounds for Detention

Christina Fialho '06 has spent the last seven years fighting to abolish immigration detention. Her interest in immigration started with her own family history, but it wasn't until her sophomore year at SCU when she volunteered at the Julian Street Inn for her Arrupe placement that she decided to make immigrant rights her career.
Read Christina's story.


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