Gregory Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1982. He received his Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology. In 1988, Father Boyle began what would become Homeboy Industries, now located in downtown Los Angeles. Fr. Greg received the California Peace Prize, the “Humanitarian of the Year” Award from Bon Appétit; the Caring Institute’s 2007 Most Caring People Award; and received the 2008 Civic Medal of Honor from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He is the author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, for which he is donating all his net proceeds to Homeboy Industries.

Books by this Author

Tattoos on the Heart
Tatuajes en el corazon

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Former Gang Members and Father Greg Boyle talk about TATTOOS ON THE HEART

Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years of working with gangs in LA.

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