January 6, 2020 — For several days in late December, approximately 60 Jesuits in formation – from novices to those who have been preparing for priesthood for more than a decade -- gathered in the desert. The formation meeting, which was attended by Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, provincial of Jesuits West, was held at the beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. The agenda included both programmed meetings as well as free time for hiking, reading and catching up. Check out the short video below with images from the Tucson gathering.
March 6, 2020 — Fr. James A. Rude, SJ, a Jesuit priest whose ministry ranged from the high school classroom to the parish church to direct social action, died March 5, 2020 in the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
February 18, 2020 — When Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the leader of the Society of Jesus, made his first trip as Superior General to the Jesuits West Province from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13, he spent part of his first full day with the Novices in Culver City, California.