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Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus through courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia.



Jesuit Pedagogy Online Course

Applications are now accepted for the Institute’s online course on Jesuit Pedagogy. Students examine the Jesuits’ distinctive approaches to teaching over the centuries in this three-credit, graduate-level course. Details and an application are available online.

New Edition on the Guaraní Reducciones

Jesuit Sources has published the first bilingual (Spanish and English) edition of Jesuit Antonio Ruiz de Montoya’s The Spiritual Conquest (1639). The book is an important source for understanding the encounters between missionaries, settlers, and native peoples in seventeenth-century Paraguay.

Arrupe Collection at the Portal to Jesuit Studies

The Portal to Jesuit Studies now offers free access to “The Arrupe Collection,” the works of Pedro Arrupe published through Jesuit Sources. These works include Arrupe’s speeches and letters as well as transcripts of interviews.


summer events

June 1–2: International Symposium in Spain

The annual International Symposium on Jesuit Studies takes place at Seville’s Universidad Loyola Andalucía, with the theme: “Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity.” The call for papers and additional details for the 2019 International Symposium are available online.


July 1–13: Immersion Course in Spain and Italy

In this graduate-level, three-credit course, participants from around the globe immerse themselves in the key places that became the roots of the Society of Jesus. Details on the course and its itinerary are available online.


July 29–August 3: Ever to Excel at Boston College

In its third year, Ever to Excel will welcome high school students from around the world to live Jesuit spirituality and explore Boston College. Details about the program are available online

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