Jan. 26, 2017 - A special Mass was held at Loyola Jesuit Center, a sacred space for spiritual growth and prayer in Morristown, N.J., on Jan. 18, to re-dedicate and consecrate the newly renovated Christ the Priest Chapel in loving memory of Joseph Brian Moran and Joseph Brian Moran II. Suzy Moran, interior designer of Greenfield Grange, Inc. in Morristown, who has substantial knowledge of historic houses and furnishings, refurbished the chapel with new furniture, lighting fixtures, fabrics and carpet with particular attention being paid to maintaining the historical character and integrity of the original 1904 mansion. The Center has been undergoing renovations since 2014 to bring the facilities up-to-date in order to serve the ever-expanding community that is calling upon its services.
“We could not have done this historic renovation without the creative vision of Suzy. She has generously donated her time, talent and treasure to Loyola as the lead decorator on this historic renovation project and we are truly blessed to work with her. Suzy has made the chapel and several other spaces at Loyola so beautiful for our retreatants and visitors. It is an honor to re-dedicate this sacred space in loving memory of her husband and son,” said Renee Owens, director of Loyola Jesuit Center.
Pictured from left to right: Fr. Tom Marciniak, SJ, Fr. Kirk Reynolds, SJ, Suzy Moran of New Vernon, Fr. Bill Rakowicz, SJ, Renee Owens, director of Loyola Jesuit Center, Fr. Jim Donovan, SJ, and Fr. Steve Pugliese, SJ. Photo courtesy of Loyola Jesuit Center.
The intimate chapel, which was added to the main mansion in 1965, seats about 25 and is a favorite place of contemplative prayer for many retreatants and visitors. Mass is held in the chapel every day at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. First Friday Mass is held the first Friday of every month at 7:00 a.m. For more information about Loyola Jesuit Center visit www.loyola.org.
Source: Loyla Jesuit Center