MORRISTOWN, NJ – Through generous contributions, the Loyola Jesuit Center has completed extensive renovations to its 110-year old mansion, which included roof and masonry work, structural repairs and architectural and engineering designs. Thanks to donors, projects completed in the last 2 years totaled $3M.  The donations also make it possible for individuals who are unable to pay to still come through the center.

Hundreds of  benefactors and friends who generously supported the Loyola House of Retreats, its mission, work and programs, were honored at an Oct 8 Benefactors, Friends Reception. Renee Owens, Executive Director, expressed her most profound gratitude to all at this very special event.

In her remarks, Owens recalled contacting Interior Designer, Suzy Moran, for the first time to ask a simple question about a color palette for a single room. Moran replied, “We must consider the design for the entire mansion. I’ll be right over!” That was the beginning of an enduring partnership between Moran and Loyola that culminated in exquisite interior designs throughout the mansion comprised of 90 rooms, covering 50,000 square feet.

"Thanks to Moran, Loyola has been transformed into a stunning sanctuary to be enjoyed by the community for generations to come", said Owens. 

At the event, Moran, received an award for her interior designs that transformed Loyola into a space of beauty, peace and love and restored the mansion to its historical integrity. 

Since 1927, Loyola House of Retreats/ Loyola Jesuit Center, the only remaining Catholic Jesuit retreat center in the tri-state area, continues to welcome all walks of life who seek serenity, spiritual healing and fulfillment for all in the community.

For information about Loyola Jesuit Center and its retreats, contact: Renee Owens, Executive Director, 973-539-0740,,