Manresa and 911 & Sandy

Mount Manresa’s Impact on the New York and Staten Island Community

Mount Manresa and its staff was heavily involved in the recovery after the tragedy of Sept 11, 2001, when 2,819 people were killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

 The staff were called to help those working at ground zero, at the Fresh Kills Landfill to bless the remains of the many victims who were found and to counsel workers.  In appreciation of their efforts, Mount Manresa was presented with a cross made from the steel of what had been the World Trade Center.

Many of the families of the victims return to Mount Manresa and offer prayers at the Sacred Heart Grotto and have purchased memorials to their lost family members.

Mount Manresa was used as a shelter for displaced and devastated Staten Island residents after Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012.  Families remained at Mount Manresa until January.