St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children from a family of minor nobility in northern Spain.
- Over the years, Ignatius became an expert in the art of spiritual direction. He collected his insights, prayers, and suggestions in his book The Spiritual Exercises, one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written.
- With a small group of friends, Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits.
St. Charles Borroneo gave St. Aloysius Gonzaga his first holy communion
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga left his powerful family to become a Jesuit priest and died as a young man caring for plague victims
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga was canonized in 1726 and named Patron of All Students in 1729
Dad’s Night Out
Wednesday: November 15, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Dad’s Night out on November 15th at Mother’s in Westchase from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meet some other ESCS dads and enjoy a fun night out. We have already reserved an area for dads to eat, drink, and hang-out. Men of Espiritu Santo (MOES) will be joining our Dad’s Night Out.
MOES actively supports the school through many important initiatives each year. MOES will be providing an opportunity for anyone interested to participate in their Thanksgiving gift card drive. Each year, MOES collects grocery gift cards for families in our school who may need assistance during the holidays. Please consider bringing a gift card to a grocery store, Walmart, etc., with you to donate.
Address: 12227 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33626
Operation Christmas Child
Espíritu Santo Girl Scout troops 225 (6th grade) and 1041 (1st grade) participated in a very special annual service project this week called Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian international relief organization, sponsors the program that sends millions of boxes to needy children in impoverished countries each Christmas. The girl scouts packed toiletries, school items and toys in a shoebox along with a personalized letter. Deacon Steven Girardi led the girls in a prayer for the children receiving the boxes. The Cadettes have participated in this project for 4 years and the Daisy’s for the past two years. The shoeboxes have traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, South Sudan, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Angola, Benin, Guyana and Suriname. The girls are excited to learn who will receive their boxes this year.
New prospective families are invited to join our students, staff, and administration for a personalized tour of our school community. Free VPK. Tuition assistance available. Gifted Program K-8. All faiths are welcome.