Since 1888, Jesuits
have maintained a presence on the hills of Los Gatos, overlooking the
Santa Clara Valley. Following is a brief photo history, from the initial
building to the modified structure on the same site, which now serves as the
retirement center and infirmary for aged and infirm Jesuits of the California
and Oregon provinces.
Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).