Bellarmine House is the residential program of The Cardoner Project and is based on the top two floors of Jesuit House. The house acts as a transitional residence for recently graduated old boys. The goal is to offer an avenue for service opportunities and a continued sense of community once students have graduated. Sunday nights are community dedicated evenings that all residents attend; Mass is celebrated followed by dinner and it is a good opportunity for everyone in the house to reconnect after the week. The residents also cook and clean for each other in order to develop a stronger sense of community. Living at Bellarmine is an opportunity for human, intellectual and spiritual formation. It is not a hostel or just a place to live. It’s a way of life for the boys here, and a lot of fun in the process.
The Cardoner Project seeks to deepen and broaden minds, just as it fosters deeper relationships of service and community. MORE>>
The Cardoner Project facilitates spiritual development in multiple ways. Mass in the evening is offered at the Bellarmine House Chapel, which all are welcome to attend. MORE>>
Jarjum College Redfern
As one of the Cardoner Project’s local outreach initiatives a strong relationship has been forged with Jarjum College Redfern. Jarjum College is a Jesuit K-6 primary school for Indigenous boys and girls from the Redfern area. MORE>>
As part of the projects service program boys in the house have been volunteering at Teresa House Homeless shelter, which provides emergency overnight accommodation. MORE>>
Jesuit House is the headquarters of The Cardoner Project at 202 Broadway, Chippendale. Purchased in mid 2013, the ground floor is a function and office space to be used for events. MORE>>
St Canice's Kitchen
The Cardoner project works closely with St Canice’s church, Elizabeth Bay, in a range of social ventures. St Canice’s has been operating in Elizabeth Bay since 1889 and has grown not only as a parish, but as an important part of the Kings Cross community. MORE>>
Ignatian Service Association
The Old Ignatians’ Union (OIU) Ignatian Service Association is a group facilitating community service by anyone associated with the school community. MORE>>
Bellarmine House is the residential program of the Cardoner Project and is based on the top two floors of Jesuit House. The house acts as a transitional residence for recently graduated old boys. MORE>>
Gawad Kalinga (GK) is an anti-poverty organisation that works to build communities. Founded in the Philippines, its name means ‘to give care’ in Tagalog. In the Philippines this commitment takes the form of creating tangible communities. MORE>>
Jesuit Social Services
The Cardoner Project and Jesuit Social Services are committed to real collaboration on a range of great projects that will engage the young Old Boys and others in shaping a more just society. MORE>>
This is an exciting set of ways of helping to change the world by applying commercial insights and skills to real-world problems of social and economic exclusion, here and overseas. MORE>>
OUR PROJECTS ABROAD...
Since its foundation, The Cardoner Project has sought to engage communities overseas in undertakings that seek to express a recognition and respect for often excluded and underprivileged groups. From teaching English in Vietnamese or Thai schools to working with families to build houses in Tijuana, Mexico; The Cardoner Project aims to inspire self-esteem and hope in the communities we encounter. With an increasing number of projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Ecuador and Mexico there are short and long term volunteering opportunities available.
YEAR OF SERVICE PROGRAMMES
MICRONESIA SERVICE YEAR
THAILAND SERVICE YEAR
EAST TIMOR SERVICE YEAR
We seek to offer an extension and a deepening of what Old Boys have already received at Jesuit schools, a deeper experience of God and an understanding of themselves as spiritual beings. MORE>>
The Cardoner Project began at St Aloysius College due to the enthusiasm and aspirations of the students for further opportunities for service beyond their final year of high school. MORE>>