Category Archives: Religious Orders

“Come down from the cross!”

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and at Mass we heard the long gospel reading about suffering and death of Jesus on the cross. The place of crucifixion was next to a road leading in to the city of Jerusalem.  Visitors … Continue reading

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Retreat Spot in Silicon Valley: The Presentation Center

Once the site of a boarding school for boys known as the Montezuma Mountain School, the idyllic hillside campus owned by the Sisters of the Presentation since the mid-1950s along Bear Creek Road near Los Gatos has been conference and … Continue reading

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Missions In & Near Silicon Valley: Mission Santa Clara

We are so very fortunate to have several beautiful Catholic Missions, founded by the Franciscans beginning in the 1700s,  in and near to Silicon Valley. I’ll list the closest ones but all are within an hour or ninety minutes of … Continue reading

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