Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley


“I've received a new pair of eyes with which to see myself, others, the world and God differently...the sabbatical was like a contemplative journey, gazing at God's face so that one learns to gaze at the world with God's eyes...Through the various program components, New Directions was ultimately an experience of receiving a new heart – a heart of flesh not of stone.”
—Anthony Pernia, SVD (former Superior General)

Fr. Antonio Pernia

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“New Directions offers an opportunity for reflections on ministry with priests from all over the world…..You will return home with refreshed ideas in theology, spirituality and scripture, recharged batteries, and a valuable perspective on the future of the church.”
—Fr. John Wandless, Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Missouri
Fr. John Wandless


“The spiritual directors available to the program were excellent, and it's a good idea that we each had one...I really enjoyed the program, and will recommend it to others.”
—Ngelah Ndifor, SST - Nlkwen Bamenda, Cameroon
Ngelah Ndifor