News
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

July 19, 2018 - Members of the Ignatian family joined thousands of others in cities across the country in protest of the separation of over two-thousand immigrant children from their families at the United States-Mexico border.

July 17, 2018 - Fordham Prep students are taking part in a two-week long, in-depth learning experience called Expeditionaries, which offers them the opportunity to learn what it means to be a social entrepreneur rooted in Ignatian principles.

July 17, 2018 - Five men discerning Jesuit vocations took part in the new “Week of Service and Prayer with the Jesuits,” an immersion experience hosted by the East Coast vocations team, which offered a sense of what it is like to live in a Jesuit community, experience Ignatian prayer and to accompany those in need at numerous service sites throughout New York City.

July 12, 2018 — The process of beatification for Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, has formally begun, Fr. Sosa announced yesterday.

July 16, 2018 - Fr. Gerard H. Ettlinger, SJ, was called to eternal life on July 15, 2018. Fr. Ettlinger was born on Sept. 30, 1935, entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 30, 1953, and was ordained on June 9, 1966. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1975.

July 9, 2018 - In his July prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of praying for priests and their ministry. “Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.”

July 3, 2018 — The project, headed by Fr. John Pungente, SJ, wraps up 40 years of conversation about modern media.

view all news

Search news







Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.