The Fund for the Elderly and Infirm
The righteous flourish like the palm tree. . . . in old age they still produce fruit (Ps 92:12-14).
There are 264 members of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus. Of this total, 67 are between 70-89 years old; 7 are 90 years old and above. These include: Sergio S. Su-94 yrs old and Peter Chuang Ching-Po-94 yrs. old
The Jesuit Health and Wellness Center (JHWC)
With the completion of the Jesuit Health and Wellness Center last July, 2016, all the aged and infirm Jesuits reside here. They are as follows:
|JESUIT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER|
|List of Residents|
|as of 2017 February|
|Room #||Resident’s Name||Nicknames||Date of Birth||Age|
|1||101||Fr Juan Bonafe, S.J.||Fr Bon||8/19/1928||88|
|2||103||Fr Sergio Su, S.J.||Fr Su||11/12/1922||94|
|3||104||Fr Simplicio Sunpayco, S.J.||Fr Sim||3/2/1929||87|
|4||201||Bro Faustino Refuerzo, S.J.||Bro Ref||5/22/1928||88|
|5||202||Fr Alfredo Balinong, S.J.||Fr Freddie||12/9/1933||83|
|6||203||Fr Robert Hogan, S.J.||Fr Bob||2/16/1933||84|
|7||204||Fr William Malley, S.J.||Fr Bill||6/17/1933||83|
|8||205||Fr John Hagileiram||Fr John||1/14/1952||65|
|9||206||Fr Victor Helly, S.J.||Fr Vic||9/21/1923||93|
|10||207||Fr Roque Ferriols, S.J.||Fr Roque||8/16/1924||92|
|11||209||Fr Raymond Miller, S.J.||Fr Ray||9/16/1929||87|
|12||210||Fr Rafael Borromeo, S.J.||Fr Borro||2/16/1931||86|
|13||211||Fr William McGarry, S.J.||Fr Bill||2/15/1928||89|
|14||212||Fr Francisco Perez, S.J.||Fr Kiko||10/10/1927||89|
|15||213||Fr Joseph Roche, S.J.||Fr Roche||6/14/1928||88|
|16||301||Fr Peter Chuang Ching-po, S.J.||Fr Peter||11/10/1922||94|
|17||302||Fr Florencio Cuerquis, S.J.||Fr Loloy||11/6/1935||81|
|18||303||Fr Jesus Fernandez, S.J.||Fr Jess||6/28/1931||85|
|19||304||Fr Renato Puentevella, S.J.||Fr Ning||10/23/1924||92|
|20||305||Fr Simeon Reyes, S.J.||Fr Si||2/11/1930||87|
|21||306||fr James O’donnell, S.J.||Fr Jim||4/25/1931||85|
|22||307||Fr Julian Hernando, S.J.||Fr Julian||2/13/1928||89|
|23||308||Fr Amado Cruz, S.J.||Fr Amado||11/4/1942||74|
|24||309||Fr Antonio Bautista, S.J.||Fr Tony||6/13/1924||92|
|25||ICU||Bro Calixto Silverio, S.J.||Bro Tito||4/20/1940||76|
|26||ICU||Fr Mariano Varela, S.J.||Fr Mar||10/29/1923||93|
Some of our Aging Jesuit Priests
The Mission of the Jesuits in the Infirmary
No Jesuit is ever without a mission. The men in the JHWC are missioned to pray for the Society of Jesus and all of God’s people. These men are our prayer warriors, our constant intercessors both for the mission of the Province and especially for all our benefactors, our partners in mission. The Province Infirmary is managed by Medical City and overseen by Fr. Tex Paurom S.J., MD.
Partner with Us in Providing Health Care for our Senior Jesuits
All the earnings of a Jesuit during his active life go to his community in support of the common life. Jesuits, however, do not have retirement packages. Thus when a Jesuit can no longer be engaged in active ministry, he is supported by his community and/or the Philippine Jesuit Province. The men in the JHWC are supported by the Province.
The growing number of older Jesuits has caused health care costs to rise beyond the level where they can easily be covered by the resources of the Philippine Jesuit Province. Any help to provide compassionate and competent care for our elderly and infirm Jesuits is deeply appreciated.
Health Care Costs of the Men in the Infirmary
|Per Month, in Pesos||Per Year|
|Monthly medicine costs for 25-27 men in the Infirmary*||529,000||6, 348,000|
|Total cost of the JHWC **||1,505,000||18,060,000|
*As of September, 2016 Medicine costs is for recent period when JHWC had 25-27 Jesuits.
**Excluding diagnostic charges and professional fees (when they consult or engage specialists).