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“The Gospel of the marginalized is where our credibility is found and revealed.”

The Gospel of the marginalized is where our credibility is found and revealed.”          Pope Francis, February 15, 2021

Pope Francis insists that the credibility of the Church rests in our response to the Gospel of the marginalized, the invitation from Jesus to be courageous in living the gospel at the margins of society. Drawing on 30 years of experience working with gang members, Father Bolye's presentation will focus on the joy, hope, and courage of tenderness.

Father Gregory Boyle is an American Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. He has received the California Peace Prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award from MALDEF, and has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. He received the University of Notre Dame 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. Father Boyle is the acclaimed author of four books that challenge our ideas about God, and about people, and provide a window into a world filled with fellowship and compassion. 
For more information on the event and how to participate, contact Dyane Hendricks, Director of Development at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos650-766-4885