New Provincial Named for California Province of the Society of Jesus

Los Gatos, CA—Fr. Michael F. Weiler, S.J., has been appointed by Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J, as the next provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Fr. Weiler succeeds Fr. John McGarry, S.J., who has served as provincial of the California Province since 2005. Fr. Weiler will take office on the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, July 31, 2011.

Fr. Weiler currently serves as Director of Novices and Superior of Ignatius House Novitiate, a position he has held since 2005.

Fr. Weiler is a graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory, Loyola Marymount University, Gonzaga University, Jesuit School of Theology, and California School of Professional Psychology. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1975, was ordained in 1988 and received his final vows in 2005. Following ordination, Fr. Weiler served as an associate pastor at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles and then as an instructor in counseling psychology and a psychologist at Santa Clara University.

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