Father John Love a Calming Presence Amid Isla Vista’s Raucous Party Scene: Pastor of St. Mark’s University Parish preaches fullness of Christ’s love to a college crowd seeking acceptance

One of the most charismatic people in Isla Vista is a Catholic priest who strives to help college students find peace in what’s known as California’s “Party Central.” “To have someone say that through their whole time at UCSB, the most important thing they did was go to church, is pretty cool,” said Father John Love, pastor of St. Mark’s University Parish, two blocks west of the UC Santa Barbara campus. … A graduate of Westmont College, Love studied theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo and earned a doctorate in spiritual and moral formation from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. more

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