Generations Campaign Celebration at Jesuit Novitiate
Nearly 130 benefactors and friends gathered on March 19 at
The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., to
celebrate the successful conclusion of the Generations Capital Campaign.
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez served as principal celebrant and Bishop Gordon Bennett, SJ, as homilist at a Mass dedicating a new chapel in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola. California Province Provincial Fr.
Michael F. Weiler, SJ, Oregon Province Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, and Director of Novices Fr. Stephen Corder, SJ, also were in attendance and offered
celebratory remarks at a luncheon following the Mass.
The recently concluded Generations Capital Campaign exceeded
its $27 million goal. Projects completed at the Novitiate included a 10-room
addition to accommodate an expected increase in the number of Jesuit novices, a
new St. Ignatius Chapel to replace a converted garage, and support for the
Formation fund for men from the California and Oregon provinces studying for
Jesuit priesthood or brotherhood. As part of the day’s festivities, the new
chapel was blessed.
A second Campaign celebration is planned for April 16 at the
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., where completed campaign
projects include infirmary expansion, family guest suites, Sacred Heart Chapel
improvements, a new heating and air conditioning system, and electrical
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.
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.
The Board of Directors of Verbum Dei High School announced the appointment of Father Stephen A. Privett, SJ, as president. Father Privett will lead the Catholic boys high school that has been acclaimed for providing its South Central Los Angeles students a rigorous college prep curriculum for more than five decades.
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