News from the Committee to Save Mt. Manresa

The Committee to Save Mt. Manresa will host a mid-week rally at the front gates of the former Jesuit retreat, at 239 Fingerboard Rd, Staten Island, NY 10305, on Wednesday, December 4, at 7 PM.

Bring a flashlight.

Home to some of the city's oldest trees, Mt. Manresa's majestic campus, a refuge for exhausted relief workers in the aftermath of of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, is dotted with historic brick buildings.

Without notice to the community, the Jesuit order entered into a $15 million contract this year to sell this pristine rural retreat, zoned for high-density residential use, to a Staten Island mall developer.

Staten Islanders have rallied to fight for Mt. Manresa, seeking to re-purpose the retreat as public parkland.

Recent coverage from the Staten Island Advance and NY1.

The Committee has a Facebook page and a Mailing List

  • The Committee will meet at 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 5 at 722 Tompkins Avenue.  
  • The Committee's next rally will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, December 7 at Narrows Road North in Front of Stone Manresa sign.  
  • The Committee will host a prayer services at 5 PM on Dec 8 at the front gates of Mount Manresa.

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