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Barton T. Geger, S.J.

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Profile

Fr. Geger, from St. Louis, Missouri, entered the Society of Jesus in 1990. In 2010, he received a doctorate in sacred theology at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid with a dissertation on the Jesuit Constitutions. From 2010 to 2016 he was a theology teacher and Director of Ignatian Programming at Regis University in Denver, Colorado; he was also rector of the Jesuit communities at Regis University and St. Ignatius Loyola Parish. Since 2016 he is general editor of the quarterly monograph series Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. Since 2017, he has been Assistant Professor of the Practice at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, and a research scholar at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, also at Boston College, where he is currently revising Fr. George Ganss' ground-breaking 1970 English-language edition of the Jesuit Constitutions. His personal project is a translation of an obscure, heretofore unpublished manuscript by Fr. Pedro Ribadeneira, SJ (1527-1611) on perseverance in a Jesuit vocation.

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

Spring 2019

The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus

Other Courses

Session I:  Ancient Wisdom for Discerning the Spirits

Selected Publications

"Ten Things That St. Ignatious Never Said or Did," Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits (50)1; Spring 2018

“Bending the Knee to Baal: St. Ignatius on Jesuit Vocation Promotion.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. 48 (4), Winter 2016.

“Myths, Misquotes, and Misconceptions about St. Ignatius Loyola.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 5(1): 6-20 (2016).

Cura Personalis: Some Ignatian Inspirations.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 3(2): 6-20 (2014).

“Hidden Theology in the ‘Autobiography’ of St. Ignatius.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. 46(3), Autumn 2014.

“What Magis Really Means and Why It Matters.”  Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 1/2: 16-31 (2012).

“The First First Companions: The Continuing Impact of the Men Who Left Ignatius.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. 44(2), Summer 2012.