An inset ornament of the stained glass featured in the community chapel of the St. Ignatius Loyola community was given to guests.
Jesuit Center Welcomes Guests

Jan. 5, 2018 - On Dec. 13, 40 Jesuits, friends of the Society and staff members gathered for an open house event that showcased the renovated St. Ignatius Loyola Jesuit Community and the newly created Jesuit Center. 

Fr. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province, greeted those gathered and thanked the many donors who contributed to the Jesuit Center Campaign, providing $3.6 million to fund these important projects. 

The St. Ignatius Loyola community is home to a group of Jesuits who serve apostolates in Manhattan and in the surrounding area. The Jesuits living there range in age, and, among other functions, they teach, work in parishes and serve those in need as chaplains. The new residence features a chapel, kitchen, dining area and shared spaces, along with 16 bedrooms with individual bathrooms, which replaced the dormitory style bathrooms that had been in use since the 1950s.

Guests also toured the new offices, meeting spaces and guest residences of the Jesuit Center, which is housed in the same building. The Jesuit Center is the current home to Jesuits and lay colleagues who support Jesuits through all stages of their lives, help to fund mission-critical projects and oversee the mission and identity of Jesuit schools, parishes, retreat houses and social ministries throughout the Northeast and, increasingly, along the East Coast. In 2020, the Jesuit Center will serve as the main province office for the USA East Province, after the USA Northeast Province and the Maryland Provinces unite.

James Skurka, interim provincial assistant for advancement and communications, said, "The benefits of the new space and the renovated community will impact decades of Ignatian ministry in service of those most in need. The Jesuit Center has quickly become an environment that is conducive to the type of collaboration needed to oversee works across such a broad expanse of territory. As guests had the chance to see, the St. Ignatius residence is a warm and welcoming home that will nurture the spiritual lives of the Jesuits who live there and already give so much to us all."

Recent News

January 15, 2018 — In honor of a great man, here are 31 inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.

In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”

Jan. 5, 2018 — As the new year begins, invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s

Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. Edward F. Howard, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 11, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 14, 1990.

Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. William D. Ibach, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on July 30, 1946, and was ordained on June 13, 1959, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Nov. 5, 1980.

Dec. 21, 2017 - A 2017 graduate of Saint Peter’s University was one of seven DACA recipients arrested at the offices of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), last Friday while calling on the Congress members to act on their promises to support the situation of Dreamers through Congressional action.

view all news

Search news

Loyola House of Retreats
Loyola House of Retreats is located on 30 acres of beautiful lawns, gardens and woodland in a quiet section of Morristown, N.J.