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Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus through courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia.



60-Minute Conversations

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studied presents: 60-Minute Conversations with Jesuit History - Featuring John W. Padberg, S.J. Interviewed by Robert Aleksander Maryks

Visiting Reasearcher Awarded Fellowship

Hitomi Omata Rappo, a visiting researcher at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, has received the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Find out more about Hitomi and the Swiss Fellowship.

A Great Service

"Cristiano Casalini and Claude Pavur have done a great service for those of us who work in Jesuit higher education." Read the review of Jesuit Pedagogy: A Reader by Saint Louis University Professor Gregory Beabout in Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.

Ever to Excel

In its first year, Ever to Excel welcomed nearly 100 high school students from across the United States and Japan to Boston College for a five-day immersion on campus and in Boston, exploring Jesuit spirituality, leadership, service, and education. Watch the Ever to Excel week wrap up video.

Certificate IN Jesuit Studies

A nine-credit professional program that examines and promotes an understanding of the spirituality, history, and leadership methods associated with the Society of Jesus and its apostolates. Learn more about the Certificate in Jesuit Studies.

In the news: Faith, leadership for high school students

The Ever to Excel program, which will premiered this summer, focused on Jesuit education and spirituality for five days of workshops, discussions, presentations and other activities for high school students. Program content included elements from Boston College's student formation initiatives, as well as newly developed resources by the Institute that build on its existing offerings. Read more about the Ever to Excel program for high school students.


Watch the interview of Professor Robert Maryks as he reflects upon this important new work on the life, writings, and spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. 

iajs In the news

"Obviously the goals of such a program are very important for the continuing vision of Jesuit education," said Saint Louis University High School President David Laughlin.

upcoming events


A nine-credit scholarly program that utilizes travel in Europe and graduate-level coursework at Boston College

previous events


Second Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies presented by John W. Padberg, S.J.


This panel presented new editions from the Institute of Jesuit Sources and other recent work on the deep engagement of the Jesuits with China.


New Approaches to Jesuit Missions through the Litterae Indipetae


A five-day immersion program on campus and in Boston, exploring Jesuit spirituality, leadership, service, and education.

international symposium

An interdisciplinary study of encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya

landscapes of power

Mongol Ritual, Jesuit Painting, and the Construction of Eighteenth-Century Chinese Empire

the man and his image

Art and propaganda at the court of the Qianlong Emperor of China and the Jesuits' Role.

'Global Courts' of Early Modern India and China

Jesuit Accounts of Imperial Life—a conversation with Jorge Flores and Eugenio Menegon.


new from jesuit sources

Jesuit Pedagogy, 1540-1616: A Reader

Jesuit Pedagogy, 1540-1616:
A Reader

Editors: Cristiano Casalini
 Claude Pavur, SJ

For the first time in English a wide selection of relevant materials that lets us see the development of Jesuit approaches to pedagogy in theory and practice. More »

featured texts

Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

Hearts on Fire:
Praying with Jesuits
Edited by: Michael Harter, SJ

A treasure trove of Ignatian prayers written by some 40 Jesuits from the foundation of the Society to the twenty-first century. More »

The Life of Ignatius of Loyola

The Life of Ignatius of Loyola
Author: Pedro de Ribadeneira, SJ
Translanted by:  Claude Pavur, SJ

The first English translation of the earliest official biography of St. Ignatius. More »