Every gift made to Homeboy Industries assists and helps to
provide hope for an individual seeking a second chance.
Tribute & Memorial gifts are an excellent way to remember a
loved one or to celebrate a special occasion in someone’s life.
Your gift will make a positive impact in the lives of many
formerly gang involved.
Father Gregory Boyle was born in Los Angeles and is one of eight children. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He received his BA in English from Gonzaga University, an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University and advanced theology degrees from The Weston School of Theology and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
He has taught at Loyola High School in Los Angeles; was chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom prison and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986 where he served through 1992. Homeboy Industries was born in 1988 and is now the largest gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States.
Father Greg is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” His debut book has been honored by SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association), Pen USA, Publishers Weekly, and Goodreads Choice Awards. He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine, and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame. He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force.
Philadelphia, PA - Father Greg Boyle, S.J., will present the lecture, “We Are One: It’s All about Kinship” on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
Park Tudor Auditorium in Indianapolis - Father Greg is speaking at the Park Tudor Auditorium in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 27th. This is a public event so please join us if you're in the area!
St. Louis, MO - Saint Louis University will be hosting Father Greg to speak as part of their 2013-14 First Year Experience. Tattoos on the Heart was chosen as the summer reading book for all first year students. Please join them if you're in the area. Monday, November 11th. 7pm. Book signing to follow. Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Free and open to the public. More info below.
Father Greg will also be doing 9pm Mass on Sunday, November 10th. Saint Francis Xavier Church, 3638 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.