Posted October 01, 2017 in Press Releases
Dear Friend of Jesuit Retreat House,
With great joy and hope we celebrated the Dedication of our new addition at Jesuit Retreat House on Sunday, September 17 with the Jesuit community, JRH Board and staff, and major donors who have made this moment possible.
We are living into the vision and dream that began at the turn of this century to better serve more people with the gift of our Ignatian spirituality. It is a great blessing to build on the dedication and leadership of all those who prayed and planned and worked to lay the groundwork to bring this moment to fruition: the Board members, staff and Executive Directors going back to the hopes of Fr. Jim Riley SJ, the vision of Fr. Clem Metzger SJ, and the initiation of the design phase by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery SC.
All are welcome to come and see our new addition at a series of October Open House events listed inside.
We will have greatly improved accessibility for all and the capacity to host multiple programs at the same time. We will be doing the needed renovation and updating of our current building this year as well as next summer.
Our Capital Campaign: “To Journey, To Build, To Profess” has made great progress and we have reached 80% of our $8 million goal. To those of you who have pledged or donated to our capital campaign, we offer our deepest thanks. For those who have not yet had the opportunity to participate, prayerfully consider how you can best express your care and support for JRH in this time of great hope and new possibilities in our service to others.
Also, please join me in welcoming and working with our new Director of Program Development, Paula Fitzgerald.
We pray for our JRH community each day, and ask that you pray for all who share in our ministries.
God be with you,
Richard S. Krivanka, Executive Director
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