Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to stay engaged in the spirituality that animates Boston College beyond their time on the Heights. Here are just a few ways you can commit to ongoing spiritual and personal development no matter where you are.
Connect with Us
Wondering how to get connected to our programs' individual alumni networks? Here are a few places to start.
- Were you a member of 4Boston during your BC years? Join us on LinkedIn.
- Did you participate in Appa Volunteers during your BC years? Join us on LinkedIn.
Boston College’s Alumni Spirituality programming attends to the sacramental, spiritual, and pastoral needs of the alumni community. All of this is accomplished through Masses, retreats, service experiences, and faith programming. Learn more via the Alumni Office.
Find a Parish
There are 66 Jesuit parishes around the United States, located in inner cities, suburbs and rural outposts, as well as on college campuses and Native American reservations. A Jesuit parish is guided by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, which encourages people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Such parishes aim to nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith, and are committed to a “faith that does justice” by way of solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good. A full directory is listed on the Jesuit’s website.
Make a Retreat
The Jesuits have retreat centers across the country that offer a range of spiritual programming rooted in Ignatian spirituality. Retreatants have the opportunity to pursue directed, guided, and/or silent prayer in many of the centers. Visit the Jesuit Province’s website for a listing of these 23 places to pray. Charis Ministry, a nationwide network, offers retreat experiences in the Jesuit tradition for men and women in their 20s and 30s, helping them to develop deeper spiritual lives and stronger connections to faith communities.
America magazine is the leading Catholic journal of opinion in the United States. First published in 1909, America magazine is known across the Catholic world for its unique brand of opinion and analysis. From theology and spirituality to politics, international relations, arts and letters, and the economy and social justice, America’s coverage spans the globe, telling the stories that matter most to the church and the world.
Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others. Busted Halo is a ministry of The Paulist Fathers. The Paulist Fathers are a religious order of Roman Catholic priests — the first to be founded by an American citizen — whose mission territory is the United States.
The Jeusit Post
TJP is a project of Jesuits in formation. Nearly all of the contributors are not-yet-ordained Jesuits studying theology or philosophy, or working in our Jesuit ministries. Several recently ordained Jesuits also contribute to the work. On the whole, about 50 Jesuits are currently involved in the project. In addition to the website, TJP maintains a very active social media presence, contributing to the web’s best conversations about faith and culture — whether it touches on politics, theology, Church news, debates about belief and secularity, or really anything else.
Solidarity on Tap
The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, and Jesuitical welcome those connected to the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality to join together for a simple gathering. Bring a friend to this social (justice) gathering. Check here for upcoming dates near you.
Weddings at BC
Congratulations on your engagement! Having your marriage at Boston College speaks to the important place our University community has in your life and, as you begin wedding preparations, we want to help make planning this special celebration easier. Information on the use of the chapel, scheduling a wedding, planning the ceremony, and more can be found on the Weddings page.