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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Churches worth driving to

Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Retreat House, Alhambra

Name of Church Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Retreat House Address 920 E. Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone number 626-289-1353 Mass times Open to the public for Mass most Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Confessions None scheduled, but visitors can ask priests leading retreats to hear their confessions before or after Mass. Names of priests Varies, visiting … [Read more...]

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Young carmel reflects historic connection for nuns

"From the first minute, it was like a beautiful dream"

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is coming up on its third anniversary in the Diocese of Oakland, but the Order of Discalced Carmelites has a history in the area that dates to the Mexican Revolution when the intrepid Mother Luisita brought her sisters to safety in California. A small band … [Read more...]

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