The Rev. John B. Murray, C.M. Priest Residence was completed in
December 2007. Fourteen members of the Congregation of the
Mission, previously housed on the upper floors of St. Vincent Hall
over several University offices, moved into the Tudor-style edifice
in January. The new residence now allows the priests who teach or
minister to the University community to remain in the heart of the
campus, close to University events and activities and accessible to
students and faculty alike, as they were while living in St.
Vincent Hall. Most importantly, they remain adjacent to St. Thomas
More Church, which St. John’s President, Rev. Donald J.
Harrington, C.M. has referred to as ”the jewel of the campus.”
A dedication ceremony for the residence is scheduled to take place
in the fall.