Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J., S.T.L. ’13
A native of Cameroon, West Africa, Jean Luc Enyegue studied in Congo and Spain before he came to the School of Theology and Ministry to complete his theological studies with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology.
He found the school strikingly diverse; “truly global,” he says. “It’s not just a few students from Europe or Africa; there are people here from Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and Australia. It’s a very rich community. Meeting people from so many different places helps me to adjust to a new country, too.”
Enyegue, a Jesuit, also appreciates STM’s mix of lay and ordained students. “This is the first time in my formation as a religious person that I’ve studied in the same classroom with so many lay people,” he notes. “Studying together with lay people is an edifying experience for me, and it opens my mind to the opportunities ahead for the Church.”
Once he finishes his degree at Boston College, Enyegue plans to pursue a doctorate in history and serve in the Historical Institute of the Society of Jesus in Nairobi, Kenya. “What goes on in the American Catholic Church has a big impact on the universal Church,” he says. “My experience at Boston College has helped me to see the Church from a broader point of view. And it has prepared me to be a Catholic priest in a changing world.”