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"Come, follow Me" - Boston College's Military Chaplains

November 2009

Boston College has a proud tradition of faculty and alumni in service "For God and Country." Records in the University Archives at the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections reveal one hundred and twenty-nine names of its chaplains, but many more are unknown. The Burns Library holds the papers of several faculty and alumni chaplains including Rev. John L. Bonn, SJ, Rev. William J. Kenealy, SJ, Rev. William J. Leonard, SJ, and smaller collections of material from a number of others. An exhibition in the Ford Tower at the Burns Library highlights a selection of material from these collections, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera, which offer an intimate understanding of the ministry and sacrifice of Boston College's military chaplains.