A triumphant pilgrim from the Camino de Santiago trip points proudly at her USD shirt

Pandemic to Pilgrimage

- Fall 2022

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TRIP WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY

Thirty-two Toreros completed the historical Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in June, trekking 70 miles during a six-day span to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great at … Read More

USD Theology and Religious Studies Professor Christopher Carter, PhD.

Shining the Light

- Summer 2022

THEOLOGY PROFESSOR ADVOCATES RECLAIMING THE BLACK SOUL WITH RESPECT TO FOOD

Those who routinely traverse the I-5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco are all-too-familiar with the dreary homogeneity of the route. But for the Rev. Dr. Christopher … Read More

USD alumna Rachel Freeman '09 (BA) holding a copy of her book, The Hunger.

More Than Enough

, - Fall 2021

THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY CONTINUES FOR RACHEL FREEMAN

When Rachel Freeman ’09 (BA) was growing up, her family life was strictly secular. “I grew up very assimilated into mainstream culture,” she recalls. “When I was 11, my dad gave me a … Read More

USD alumna Deanna Wolf ‘12 (BA) of Catholic Relief Services

Providing Solace and Hope

- Fall 2020

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DEDICATED TO SERVING HUMAN NEEDS

Faith transcends our churches, moving beyond pages of Scripture and into our communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced houses of worship to close their doors this spring and summer, … Read More

Illustration of refugees seeking a better life.

Lessons Taken to Heart

, - Summer 2020

KROC PEACE SCHOOL GRADUATE ASSISTS REFUGEE COMMUNITY

Every day the coronavirus crisis goes on, Womaniala Gerald ’19 (MA) appreciates the skills he learned in conflict management and resolution a little more.

Even before COVID-19 began upending lives, … Read More

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC smile as they pose next to a stack of donated pizzas

A Slice of Hope

, - COVID-19

PIZZERIA FEEDING NYC HOSPITAL WORKERS

A New York pizzeria is stepping up to feed hospital workers in New York City — as well as in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens — in the wake of the region’s upsurge in … Read More

Donated PPEs for pandemic responders.

Doing Their Part

- COVID-19

TOREROS STEP UP TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most. In this time of social distancing, uncertainty and remote learning and working, it can be easy to … Read More

USD alumnus James Brennan with COVID-19 first responders at San Diego ERs

Stepping Up

, - COVID-19

SUJA JUICE CO-FOUNDER JAMES BRENNAN DELIVERS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM WORKERS

It’s mid-afternoon on Wednesday, and James Brennan ’96 (BBA) is on the road, driving to the first of the three or four San Diego emergency rooms where … Read More