Elderly and infirmed Redemptorist priests and brothers will be relocating from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to the Baltimore Archdiocese, as the religious order recently signed an agreement to lease the fifth floor of the Pangborn Wing of Stella Maris in Timonium.
The Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province, which covers the eastern United States, announced their plan in January to move from their current St. John Neumann Residence.
In a press release, the order said the primary reasons for the move were a decline in the number of Redemptorists in the Baltimore Province and the high costs associated with maintaining an aging facility too large for their needs.
“Stella Maris’ location in Timonium is more readily accessible to many Redemptorists, making it more convenient for them to visit their elderly or infirm confreres,” the statement said.
The leased space, 15,000 square feet , has restricted access and can accommodate up to 36 residents. It offers private dining and common rooms. It is still under development, with a projected move-in date of spring 2009.