As part of the Generations Campaign for the California Province of the Society of Jesus, the Menard Family Foundation paid for the renovation of the Art Studio in the Sacred Heart Center in Los Gatos, California, in memory of Rev. James R. Menard, SJ. Sacred Heart Center is the retirement facility for the priests and brothers from the California and Oregon Provinces, soon to become the Province Jesuits West.
A celebration was held on Friday, February 17, 2017of the newly renovated studio. The gathering included a blessing, tours of the art studio and exhibited art, delicious refreshments, and sharing stories about Fr. Menard while Brother Onorato, SJ sketched those in attendance. Brother offers weekly art classes that are open to friends in the area as well as those who reside in the facility.