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Villa St. Joseph

(The archbishop of Philadelphia's former residence on City Avenue.  Photo provided by whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com.)

2012 Year in Review: Retrenchment in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

It was a rough year for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which had to sell off several valuable properties including the archbishop’s residence and a seashore villa, lay off employees, and fold the “Catholic Standard and Times” newspaper.

12/26/2012

(Villa St. Joseph, in Ventnor, NJ.  Photo provided)

Seashore Mansion of Philadelphia Archdiocese Goes To Auction on Saturday

“No one really knows what it’s worth,” says an official of the auction company, “but by putting it up for auction, exposing it to the market, we let the buyers tell us.”

09/14/2012

An open house at the St. Joseph Villa. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Open House Held At Archdiocese’s Beach-Front Home

Hundreds of people waited in line, yesterday, for a chance to see the inside of a beachfront villa that has been a vacation house for retired Catholic priests for the last 50 years.

08/20/2012

file photo of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Beachfront Home For Philadelphia Priests Being Auctioned Off

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is auctioning off a sprawling beachfront villa in New Jersey to help close a $17 million deficit.

08/13/2012

(credit: Bill Roswell)

Cardinal John Patrick Foley, 76, Dies

Beloved Cardinal John Foley, who served two popes in the Vatican and provided the commentary for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican for 25 years, passed away in his sleep at about 3 a.m. in Villa St. Joseph in Delaware County.

12/11/2011