Great Shirts Made by Great People

Great Shirts Made by Great People


(guitar music) – It’s always great to be
out in public somewhere, you know, a hundred miles from home, and you see one of the
t-shirts that you printed, and it makes me feel proud that somebody gave us that opportunity to print that t-shirt. That has helped so many
young people move forward, and this would be more special because it’s with a
relationship with the pope, this t-shirt has. It’s really great. – I’ve been designing shirts
now, for quite some time, and I get really excited when
I see people wearing them, so naturally, I got super
excited when I saw the Pope waving with one of my shirts during his visit to Ecuador. This is when I decided
to create JesuitSwag. From the beginning of this project, I really wanted to do this
with Homeboy Industries. Loyola Productions and Homeboy Industries are both two great examples
for our Jesuit mission to go to the margins of
the church and beyond. – Before I came to, to work here, well, I had just gotten out of prison before I, before I went in and
talked to Father Greg, but before prison, it was like, I was basically, you know, homeless, using a lot of drugs, just roaming around really, not doing much with my life, you know, so. – Well, working, it’s a big difference on waking up and not doing anything but hang out and and make money somehow and be up to no good, you know. Well, I didn’t see a
future in what I was doing, and so, I had kids, and I wanted to go the right way, so I tried it out and I’ve been, I’ve been good since. – We print t-shirts one shirt at a time. Those t-shirts, we help
one homeboy at a time. Having someone show up to our front door and asking for help, and for this person needs not just a job, but needs the services of our mental health, and through our tattoo removal, you know, besides our job training. That person is shown that here, we’re gonna
put our arms around you, so it’s just not a new job, it’s just not a t-shirt, it’s rehab of that person’s soul to get them to move forward, you know. That’s the bottom line
of what this place is. – JesuitSwag is not just a great product, it’s a product with a purpose. It’s the invitation for
you to join us Jesuits and the great transformational work that we want to do, together with many great men
and women around the globe.

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