The Center for Ignatian Spirituality enhances the human and religious environment of Boston College by promoting conversation about the Jesuit mission and its relationship with culture and with other religious traditions.
Center for Ignatian Spirituality Programs
Alpha Sigma Nu, Boston College Chapter
Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education which recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. Founded in 1915, ΑΣΝ encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education. Inductees demonstrate an intelligent appreciation of and commitment to the ideals—intellectual, social, moral, and religious—of Jesuit higher education. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus.
Who is eligible to join? Any student of a Jesuit college or university is eligible. At Boston College, third-year undergraduate students who are in the top 15 percent of their class academically and have a demonstrated record of service and loyalty to the Jesuit ideals of education are considered for membership. Only 4 percent of those candidates from each class may be inducted.
President: Maya Taha (MCAS 2022)
Director of Programming: Bijoy Shah (CSOM 2022)
Director of Outreach: Christian Stuewer (CSOM 2022)
Director of Service and Mission: Sophia Shieh (LSOEHD 2022)
The Last Lecture Series
Last lecture is a series sponsored by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society. Select the links below to view video from past events.
Where BC faculty give passionate talks on topics that inspire them
Ignatius Loyola encouraged the first Jesuits to share their deepest desires and aspirations with other fellow Jesuits. For him that constant communication would unite, console, and edify them deeply (Constitutions VIII, 673).
With CIS Talks, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality wants to emulate this practice by inviting BC faculty to share with their peers those topics, desires, and passions that inspire and motivate them.
CIS Talks will take place at the BC Club, 100 Federal Street 36th Floor, in Boston. Dates for CIS Talks for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted by the beginning of September. This event is by invitation only. Information about the specific topic of the talk and presenter is forthcoming.
Faculty interested in participating in one of our CIS Talks can send us an email expressing their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality is pleased to announce an in-residence “Jesuit Fellow” position available for any Jesuit around the world interested in spending four to nine months at Boston College during the academic year (September - May) collaborating with the work of The Center and other pastoral ministries. Jesuits who are interested must directly contact the director to explore conditions and availability. In your initial contact to the director, Tomeu Estelrich, please include your CV and a brief explanation of your intentions while at Boston College.
The candidate must have a proficient English level and a fervent desire to exercise his ministerial talents in our community. The Center will provide all the necessary means to succeed in such enterprise.
This program is a joint initiative of The Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Boston College’s Jesuit Community.