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The Division of University Mission and Ministry

Exploring Mission

exploring the jesuit and catholic dimensions of the university's mission written and compiled by Joseph A. Appleyard, S.J.


Boston College identifies itself as a Catholic and Jesuit university. Depending on your background, experience, and education, the terms "Catholic" and "Jesuit" may bring up various ideas of Boston College's mission and identity.

To the left you will find links for the various aspects to be explored about a Catholic and Jesuit university. Each of the pages is designed for your convenience so that you may access the entire text and resources or simply choose the subtopics that you wish. A caution is in order, though.  Any list of recommended articles and books like this one will, of course, only scratch the surface of a complex topic.

Follow this link for a more extensive introduction to the "Exploring Mission" pages.