Community

Faith-Based, Formation-Focused

Contemplative, critical, collaborative—these values define our vibrant community, where care and support distinguish each interaction. Grounded in the Ignatian tradition, we draw on the rich experiences of our students, faculty, and staff, who are lay, ordained, and members of religious communities from all over the world.

At the heart of everything we do is a community-wide commitment to a distinct approach: We holistically cultivate each person’s intellectual, spiritual, ministerial, and social growth through daily liturgies, retreats, spiritual direction, academic conferences, career and doctoral application workshops, and other opportunities. This Jesuit, Catholic ideal of cura personalis—care for the whole person—constitutes the foundation of life here.

I get to work with students in all aspects of life here outside the classroom, making sure that we're providing the holistic formation for ministry that's important for leaders in today's Church. It's about empowering students to claim their voices and to integrate their spritual and personal formation with their theological learning.
Jacqueline Regan, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Our Spaces

All across Boston College, students enjoy meaningful spaces
that inspire them to worship, study, and reflect in quiet contemplation.
 

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Community Snapshot

4,086

Members in the STM alumni community, worldwide

300,000

Volumes in the Theology and Ministry Library (largest collection of Catholic literature outside of the Vatican)

400

Number of students enrolled at STM

STM Student Forum

The Student Forum is a council of representatives from the STM student body
comprised of elected officers and appointed committee chairs. These representatives coordinate
and fund student programming; provide a forum for discussions of school academic and student life policies,
curriculum, community life and formation; and act as a liaison between STM students, administration, and faculty.

Boston: A City With Spirit

In addition to an abundance of art, culture, and entertainment, the Greater Boston area offers countless opportunities to develop spiritually, hone your ministry skills, serve, and worship. Our students engage with local communities and bring their experiences directly into the classroom.
 

Living in Boston