Cadden, SJ, entered God’s peace on March 4 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center,
Los Gatos, Calif. He was 93 and had been a priest for 59 years and a Jesuit for
Born in Darrington, Wash., on June 19, 1924 to Harry Cadden
and Mary Roderick, young Donald attended White Horse Elementary School in
Darrington, and Monroe Junior and Senior High School in Monroe, Wash. In 1946,
he joined the Society of Jesus. After the normal course of studies in
spirituality, philosophy, practical ministry, and theology, he was ordained to
the priesthood on June 14, 1958.
During his many
years of ministry, Fr. Cadden served as a parish priest, a high school teacher (Gonzaga
Prep, Spokane) and a chaplain at Fort Wright College and Sacred Heart Medical
Center, both in Spokane. Most of his years of ministry were spent in the
Spokane area. He ended his years in retirement as sculptor in residence at
Gonzaga University. His great passion in
life was working with metal as a sculptor. His greatest passion, which he
covered with a gruff exterior, involved his ministry to people. He made many
friends over the years working in schools, hospitals, and parishes.
He is survived by his two nephews, Patrick Cadden and
Christian Burial will take place March 24, 10:00 a.m., at St. Aloysius Church,
330 E. Boone Ave., Spokane with burial immediately after at Mt. St Michael’s
Cemetery. A reception will be held following burial at the Della Strada Jesuit
Community, 323 E. Boone Ave., Spokane.
in memory of Fr. Cadden may be made to the Jesuits West Province of the Society
of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or through the Province's secure
donation site at www.jesuitswest.org/donations online.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.