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Jesuit, Catholic Heritage and Student Formation

Cura personalis or “care for the whole person” is more than a Jesuit expression. It is a way of life at BC and a charge to engage our students intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
Jesuit, Catholic Heritage and Student Formation

One hundred and fifty years after its founding, Boston College remains true to its Jesuit, Catholic roots.

During the campaign, loyal benefactors can continue to secure this unique heritage while making it live anew on campus and resonate in the wider world. Through reflective retreats, innovative curricula, and academic inquiry, BC embraces the ideal of cura personalis or “care for the whole person.”

The establishment and growth of the School of Theology and Ministry is a significant step. Similarly, the recently launched Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is positioned to become a global resource for Jesuit spirituality and pedagogy. Elsewhere, courses like PULSE and Perspectives and initiatives like the Center for Student Formation further integrate students’ social, intellectual, and spiritual development.

Your support ensures BC’s distinctive mission remains strong.

Guiding Eagles

Advancing Jesuit Studies

With the launch of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, the University is positioned to become a global resource for Jesuit-led educational and spiritual ministries. Read more.


A Shared Vision

A Q&A with John Fish, P’13, new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Read more.

Guiding Eagles

Fully Formed

Three Eagles share how the Center for Student Formation’s retreats, peer mentoring, and other programs helped shape their lives. Read more.

A Healthy PULSE

A Healthy PULSE

BC’s innovative service learning program has been running at maximum capacity for years. Now, thanks to the Cooney Family PULSE Directorship, the program can benefit more students—and social service agencies—than ever. Read more.

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