• Business, ethics, and compassion

    Business, ethics, and compassion

    Religious studies professor David Gray discusses teachings on ethics, compassion, and business ahead of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the Mission campus.

  • Finding awakening in all things

    Finding awakening in all things

    Ignatian spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism are distinct traditions but their core teachings reveal a spiritual kinship on finding the divine in all things, says scholar Thomas Cattoi.

  • Closing the Cave of the Winds

    Closing the Cave of the Winds

    It wasn’t a beauty but it was all right—author Khaled Hosseini ’88 offers a heartfelt ode to the end of the 49ers’ Candlestick Park.

  • His life in our hands

    His life in our hands

    Religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher remembers Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his ever transforming generosity.

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Santa Clara Magazine.

  • Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Tech commentator and author Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 has made the study of Silicon Valley his life's work. And his new novel finds the point where fact and fiction meet.

  • Reading the way

    Reading the way

    Something to be thankful for: literacy and social good. The stories of Francisco Jiménez ’66 continue to inspire both.

  • At the Ambo

    At the Ambo

    Religious studies lecturer Jean Molesky-Poz comments on the unique perspective of women preachers.

  • Confronting the unspeakable

    Confronting the unspeakable

    Peace activist and writer James Douglass '61 finds hope in the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination. Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of that painful day.

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan talks about how her new novel came to be—and she discusses with writer Ron Hansen how Santa Clara figured into the origins of her groundbreaking first novel, The Joy Luck Club.

Winter 2014

Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.