Robert Curry, SJ
Robert Curry, S.J. entered the Society of Jesus after Boston College High School (1949) and the College of the Holy Cross (1953). The Jesuit course of studies included a three-year teaching break at Scranton Prep and ordination at Woodstock College in 1964.
Father Curry worked in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York Jesuit parishes, co-directed a retreat house, and administered Jesuit communities in Pittsburgh, Washington and New York. He has served also as pastor of the Jesuit parishes in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond and Raleigh. Summer assignments included teaching Latin instructors at Georgetown University and administering the Institute for Jesuits in Parish Ministry at Santa Clara, California, during several summers.
In 2003 Fr. Curry shifted from pastoral work to the direction of Manresa Hall, the Jesuit skilled care nursing facility in Merion Station, PA. For most of those years, 1966-2009, he was also serving in internal Jesuit leadership and administration.
As a Guest House alumnus (1973) and longtime superior, Father Curry has sat on both sides of the desk. From health care work at Manresa Hall it has been an easy segue to the chaplaincy at Saint John Vianney Center. The work of the chaplaincy is a ministry of accompaniment, encouragement, and proffering hope. The chaplain takes as his ideal the presence of Christ and his healing touch.