Los Gatos retreat center closing after 60 years

Presentation Sisters cite fewer sisters available for full-time ministry, rising operational expenses and substantial improvements required to maintain a safe and attractive infrastructure as reasons for the closure

The Presentation Sisters, who taught widely at schools in the East Bay, including the former Presentation High School in Berkeley, have closed their 272-acre Los Gatos center. In a statement, the Sisters said: "Presentation Center has struggled to maintain fiscal stability while simultaneously honoring its mission to provide a place for affordable opportunities for prayer, … [Read more...]

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San Jose diocese: respect life is not just pro-life

Children at the border, capital punishment

The following comes from an Oct. 7 story in The Valley Catholic from the San Jose diocese. The month of October has been declared by the Vatican as Respect Life Month. “This month brings a higher level of awareness of the dignity the Catholic Church has,” said diocese of San Jose director of social ministries Ruben Solorio. “Respect life is not just pro life or … [Read more...]

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