MORRISTOWN, NJ- A group of Eva’s Village men attended a weekend retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown.

The men attended a weekend retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Center formerly known as the Loyola House of Retreats, a 30-acre site with beautiful lawns, gardens, and woodlands in a quiet part of Morristown, in October, but returned recently for a follow-up evening of prayer and dinner, said the center last Monday.

Time spent at the retreat has had a profound impact on the 10 homeless men and 4 Central New Jersey Volunteers. They said it strengthened their faith and gave them hope while providing spiritual empowerment, according to the center.

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The 10 men’s retreat was made possible through the Loyola Jesuit Center and the Ignatian Spirituality Project. "Kev and I have been involved with this project for over 3 years and we are always amazed at the hope, love and friendship that grows at each retreat and it keeps us coming back every year." shared ISP volunteers Walter Pardo, from Basking Ridge and Kevin Mcdonough from Ocean Township, New Jersey.

The Loyola Jesuit Center provides eight Ignatian Spirituality Project retreats a year to indignant men and women as gifts through the Loyola Jesuit Center’s Homeless Retreat Program. The program is funded through donations and the ministry – anyone interested in donating may visit the Loyola.org or call (973) 539-0740.

The center has been providing a peaceful atmosphere for retreatants since 1927 giving many in the hectic modern life a have a pause to search, ask, and wonder.