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.
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