Thanks to Amy for pointing this sad news out to me. I made a thirty day retreat here, so you could say that I lived here for a month! Beautiful, majestic building. The price seems like a steal–the land itself I would think would have gone for that…a sad tale of the ruins of Catholicism in this country. Pray for the new day that is coming!
“The American Sports Committee Inc. paid $600,000 in cash for the 63,000-square-foot building and surrounding 76 acres.
The Jesuits will retain the rest of the acreage and the shrine will remain open, said the Rev. Walter Modrys, treasurer for the New York Province of the Society of Jesuits, the shrine’s New York City-based parent organization.
Modrys said money from the sale will fund improvements to other buildings and to support continuing programs at the shrine.”