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May 16, 2023 – On Thursday, May 11, the USA East Province held the 2023 Jesuit Dinner in honor of the nurses and staff of our Jesuit senior care communities. Jesuits, supporters, as well as nurses and staff from these communities, gathered at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore for this special celebration.

The USA East Province is home to four Jesuit health communities: Campion Center in Weston, Massachusetts; Murray-Weigel in the Bronx, New York; Manresa Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Colombiere Jesuit Community in Baltimore, Maryland. These communities are home to nearly 200 Jesuits who are selflessly cared for by these dedicated men and women—care that was especially apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic.

View the below video, which was played during the 2023 Jesuit Dinner:

Following dinner, Father Provincial Joseph O’Keefe, SJ, presented four copies of the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award to representatives from the four communities. During his remarks, he recounted an anecdote from last year.

“Last summer, Father General Sosa visited our province from Rome, and was fortunate enough to tour two of our health centers—Campion just outside Boston, and Colombiere just around the corner from here on Roland Avenue. He was amazed and consoled at how well our senior Jesuits are treated with care, compassion, and dignity.”

The evening included a special visit from Archbishop William Lori of the Baltimore Archdiocese who gave the closing prayer for the night.