Brophy alumnus Simon Zachary ’02 enters Jesuit Novitiate

2005 zachary, simonPress Release from the California Province of the Society of Jesus

On Sunday, August 27th, eleven men enter the Society of Jesus’ combined novitiate including 2002 Brophy alumnus Simon Zachary. The new novices arrived at the novitiate with family and friends present. Eucharist was celebrated for all in attendance, and an information session was offered for family and friends.

These men will be guided through their two-year experience by Steve Corder, S.J., Director of the Novices for the California and Oregon Provinces, and supported by Tony Harris, S.J., Assistant Novice Director, along with Eddie Siebert, S.J. who serves as administrator of the Novitiate Community.

2013 jesuit novicesRead more about entering the novitiate…

Click here for bios on all the novices.
Please pray for Simon and for all the novices entering the Society of Jesus this year: Andrew Carrell, Joseph Dickan, Martin Hicks, Joseph Kraemer, Ryan Mak, Eric Nguyen, Jason Odem, Vicente (Appie) Perez, Jr., Alfonso Pizano, Jr. and Michael Tedone.

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Brophy alumnus Dave Renke ’97 joins Xbox Entertainment

1997 renke, david (wp)David Renke has been hired as Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development focusing on Xbox Entertainment’s production, distribution, and monetization strategies. Prior to Xbox Renke was director in corporate development at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He was previously an associate in corporate and business development at Media Rights Capital (MRC) in Los Angeles, and an associate in media & entertainment investment banking at Compass Advisers in New York.

Full article: Xbox adds 4 execs

Photo: Brophy President Father Eddie Reese, S.J. baptizes Ginny & Dave Renke’s daughter, Addie.

Spiritual vigilance

st-ignatiusWe read in sacred scripture about the necessity for spiritual vigilance. The reason for such vigilance is that we do not know when we will die. There are warnings about misdirected priorities wherein we store up treasures which the world considers valuable. Jesus argues against accumulating material possessions and extreme wealth. He argues rather for priorities which place emphasis in another direction. But what Jesus is really suggesting is not so much a program motivated by fear – behave yourself because you may die tonight – but rather a life built on a continual and developing relationship with that of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. So that one day, when we do meet Him, we will know all along that we have lived with Him and with those we have loved and cared for. We live productively and faithfully, not because we fear to meet Jesus, but because we desire to meet Jesus.

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