My Take

Central Valley Grandeur

Jasmine Marshall Armstrong ’00 describes how the Ignatian spiritual tradition shapes her poems and how she sees the natural beauty of the Central Valley where she lives.

Tar on the Wall

Thirty years after dropping out, Nina Louise M.A. ’20 returned to the classroom. But books accompanied her all the way to her Ph.D. program in Hawaii.

No Places Like Home

How does California’s Central Valley become home when you’ve been raised in metro Detroit and moved 10 times? Jermaine Johnson II ’19 is working on an answer to that question.

The Bones of St. Peter

James T. Keane ’96, an editor at America magazine, recalls a trip he led with a group of students to the catacombs of the Church of San Silvestro in Capite in Rome.

Do Not Fear Grief

Loss and suffering in her and her students’ lives led a teacher to grief’s depths. Then she learned a deeper meaning of the words “Be not afraid.”

L.A.’s Unclaimed Dead

Each year, Los Angeles County sponsors a burial service for the those who have died within the county borders but whose bodies have gone unclaimed. Here is a reflection by writer Janet Kinosian, who attended the annual burial service in December 2017.