Father Peter Filice, S.J., teacher, administrator, mentor, and spiritual director, died on Tuesday, October 1, in El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, after a short illness. He was 73.
Born in San Jose and raised in Gilroy, Fr. Filice graduated from Bellarmine Prep and entered the Society at Los Gatos in 1958. As a scholastic, he taught at Loyola High School. His organizational skills were recognized and after ordination, he assumed a variety of ministerial roles on the Jesuit Community and Province level: Rector and Superior, Minister and Property Administrator, and twice, Executive Assistant to the Provincial.
Pastoral work included campus ministry positions at St. Ignatius Prep and Santa Clara University. From 2006-2012 he served as Superior of the Loyola High School Jesuit Community and co-director of the school’s Adult Ignatian Spirituality program. He was most recently a member of the pastoral staff at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mission Church, Santa Clara University campus, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.