Senior Jesuits: Leading Fulfilling Lives
In the USA Northeast Province, priests and brothers needing medical care reside at Campion Center in Weston, Mass., and Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx.
Supported directly by province contributions, these centers offer skilled nursing and assisted living programs as well as spiritual direction and counseling provided by brother Jesuits, staff members and visitors. Jesuits spend their lives adapting to change and serving the world in many ways; and while living in our health care communities continue to work in parishes, schools, they all actively serve in the ministry of praying for the Church and the Society.
Murray-Weigel Hall and Campion Center are home to more than 130 Jesuits who have led deeply devoted lives of service. The men living in these centers include priests and brothers who spent decades ministering at international apostolates throughout the world, who led schools as university and high school presidents, who are esteemed theologians, philosophers and poets, and who served God's people in many other ways. The men living in Campion Center and Murray-Weigel Hall have served in more than 35 countries throughout the course of their ministries.
Throughout their lives, these priests and brothers have embodied the mission of St. Ignatius by going out into the world to serve God's people wherever the needs are greatest. The men living in Campion Center and Murray-Weigel Hall have served in more than 35 countries throughout the course of their ministries.
Dozens of volunteers – from parishioners and Jesuit graduates, to novices entering the Society – spend hundreds of hours visiting the men living in our Jesuit health care communities. They accompany Jesuits at daily Mass, at social activities and movies, and at other events like baseball games. In addition, those with whom and to whom Jesuits ministered throughout their lifetime are frequent visitors, bringing with them fond memories and warm friendships.