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. The basement will offer study areas and a multi-purpose space that could be used for movie night fundraisers to general get-togethers and service information evenings for the old boys. All old boys are welcome to visit the Jesuit House to touch base and stay involved with any Cardoner project related programs and events. Service opportunities to volunteer at places like Jarjum College, St Canice’s and others are available to all. We encourage anyone with ideas about how the space could be used effectively to contact Jesuit House and talk with someone.
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.
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>>
Plans are underway for a restaurant on the ground floor that will be a volunteer-driven social enterprise eventually offering training for disadvantaged youth, working alongside young Old Boys and their friends. 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>>
Faith in Jesus Christ is what grounds and orients the entire work of The Cardoner Project. It gives life to the Church of which we are living parts. MORE>>
From the central location of Jesuit House in Chippendale, The Cardoner Project has been able to involve itself in a number of local volunteering opportunities. MORE>>