Vice President and University Secretary Terry Devino, S.J., has announced that he will be leaving Boston College this summer to take a new assignment as a retreat director at Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester.

Fr. Devino said he made the decision to return to work in spiritual ministry, “after months of conversation, prayer and discernment.”

Rev. Terrence Devino, S.J.
Rev. Terrence Devino, S.J. (Lee Pellegrini)

“In 1987 I made the first of many retreats to that beautiful spot [Eastern Point] and there felt God’s Spirit which led me to join the Jesuits,” said Fr. Devino. “As a novice, I made the Spiritual Exercises, 30 day silent retreat at Gloucester. In missioning me to this work, my Provincial wrote, ‘You will be engaged in the foundational ministry of the Society of Jesus, a great privilege that I know you value deeply.’ And that is at the heart of my decision, to leave a remarkable place, people and ministry at BC and engage myself in this first work of the Jesuits. I am looking forward to this new phase of my journey.”

A respected administrator, Fr. Devino worked at Boston College from 1998-2001, before returning in 2010 to serve as special assistant to the president and director of Manresa House, the University’s center for vocational discernment, where he provided spiritual guidance and counselling to students considering religious life.

In 2012 he was named vice president and university secretary, and was responsible for coordinating Commencement and special events.

Fr. Devino joined the Society of Jesus in 1994. Prior to his work at Boston College, he served as a campus minister at Fairfield University and as vice president for university ministries at the University of Scranton.

—Jack Dunn | University Communications