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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.



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 debut this summer, will draw on Jesuit education and spirituality for five days of workshops, discussions, presentations and other activities for high school students. Program content will include 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


Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Second Annual Lecture Series on Jesuit Studies featuring John Padberg, S.J.

previous events

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 »