February 2, 2020 — Father Andrew B. Garcia, SJ, professed Final Vows as a full member of the Society of Jesus on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at the 9:30 AM Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish, San Jose, California. Pastor Duc Vu, SJ, representing Very Reverend Fr. General Arturo Sosa, SJ, of the Society of Jesus formally received Fr. Andrew’s vows. Most Reverend Carlos Sevilla, SJ, Bishop Emeritus of Yakima, Washington was in attendance at this festive celebration that included Andrew’s mother, family members and Jesuits from nearby communities. Fr. Andrew, who previously entered the Italian Province, also transcribed as a member of Jesuits West Province. Fr. Andrew fluently speaks Spanish and Italian and ministers to the diverse parishioners of Most Holy Trinity.
May 28, 2020 — Father Thomas W. Franxman, SJ, retired professor of Scripture and Semitic languages, died May 24, 2020 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, at the age of 87 and would have celebrated his 70th anniversary as a Jesuit later this year.
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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).