Loyola Jesuit Center

161 James Street * Morristown * 07960

Loyola Jesuit Center is a welcoming, peaceful oasis where you can unplug from the distractions of the world and plug into your relationship with God. It is located on over twenty acres of beautiful lawns, gardens and woodlands in a quiet section of Morristown in northern New Jersey. It is in this peaceful atmosphere that thousands of retreatants have come since 1927 to Encounter God, Illuminate The Heart and Enjoy Peace. 

Loyola has a wide variety of offerings, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, designed to meet people where they are now in their spiritual lives and move them deeper as they are called and ready. Loyola offers silent weekend retreats for men and women, directed and preached retreats during Holy Week and the summer months, days and evenings of prayer, retreats for children, teens, and young adults in their 20s and 30s; retreats for the Spanish speaking community and recovery retreats (Matt Talbot).  Loyola implements a Free Will Offering where no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. All are welcome at Loyola regardless of financial status. For more information call 973-539-0740 or visit the website at www.loyola.org.

Of Special Note:

  • The main mansion of Loyola Jesuit Center was originally Spring Brook House, the home of the Robert Dumont Foote Family built c. 1906
  • There are over 80 rooms in the entire mansion. The East wing was added in 1949. It provided 36 additional rooms for retreatants. The West wing was added in 1959. It added an additional 26 rooms to the mansion.
  • The first retreat took place at Loyola over the weekend of June 10, 1927. It included about 30 men who formed Loyola’s retreat group number one – the Pioneers group.
  • Daily mass is offered Monday – Friday at 11:30am


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
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6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]