Ignatian Spirituality
Finding God, with the poor, in our poverty.
A Special Evening of Reflection on
The Two Standards and Our Culture Today

A talk by Greg Boyle, S.J.
at Creighton University on February 4th, 2002

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
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Greg Boyle, S.J has spent many years of ministry in the Pico/Aliso neighborhood in East Los Angeles, first as pastor and then serving at-risk and gang-involved youth in LA.

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Greg Boyle, S.J.

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Greg Boyle, S.J. in the News

Homeboy Industries Home Page
Learn more about Fr. Boyle's ministry

Welcome Back, Homeboy
Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2007

Fresh Bread, Fresh Start
Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 9, 2007

Working Up From the Streets
"Word for Word" - American Public Media, Nov. 2, 2007

An Interview with Terry Gross
Fresh Air with Terry Gross - National Public Radio, Feb. 17, 2004

Jesuit Greg Boyle, Gang Priest
St. Anthony Messenger

Company Magazine

"Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job"
The Guardian Unlimited

Book about Greg Boyle, S.J.

Father Greg & the Homeboys : The Extraordinary Journey of Father Greg Boyle and His Work With the Latino Gangs
of East L.A
from Amazon.com
Editorial Reviews From Booklist 

Father Greg Boyle, one of the few people who don't write off homies as unredeemable souls, attracted intense media attention in 1992 for his perseverance in turning gangbangers around. Fremon was a reporter entirely captivated by Boyle's charisma and commitment, and she decided to immerse herself in Boyle's barrio parish, where the nihilistic credo of kill or be killed holds sway, though it was somewhat restrained by Boyle's hands-on intervention.

In her chronicle of Boyle's zealous efforts at fundraising and organizing to find jobs for the homeboys, Fremon inserts about ten of their autobiographies. Subsequently, one of the homies was murdered in gang vengeance. The consequent brokenness of the text, punctuated by Father Boyle's empathic heroism, suitably reflects the jagged violence it depicts. This is a heartfelt study of the gangland culture and a tribute to a man who has had a measure of success redeeming some of its members.
- Gilbert Taylor

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