Partnerships


 

A foundational tenet of Ignatian spirituality is the magis or "more," as defined in Latin. At the Roche Center, we practice the magis by partnering with Catholic centers, institutes, schools and initiatives across Boston College and beyond in order to advance the formative mission of the University. These partnerships also expand the breadth and diversity of formation opportunities available to Catholic educators. As St. Paul explains in 1 Corinthians, we are many parts with distinct ministries, yet we remain one body baptized in and by the one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:12-27) Together, we are missioned to bring Christ to the world. The initiatives below were developed through the collaborate efforts of energies of our partnering organziations, and they exist to bring about the greater glory of God.

 

Church in the 21st Century (C21) at Boston College

Institute for the Advancement of Jesuit Studies (IAJS) at Boston College

The Roche Center, C21 and IAJS are collaborating to offer a virtual pilgrimage in the steps of St. Ignatius, who sought to find God in all things. From his years as a young page in Arevalo, Spain, to his final days as Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Italy, virtual pilgrims will have the opportunity to read from Ignatius’ own writings and glean insights from selected Jesuit sources and programs on Ignatian spirituality — all while being embraced in a community of prayer.

The virtual pilgrimage begins October 4 and ends on Christmas Day 2020. More details to come. Sign up now to be notified when the app is released (At this time, the app is only available on iOS devices.)

 

 

St. Columbkille Partnership School

In 2006, Boston College and Saint Columbkille Partnership School first formed an alliance to create a flagship Catholic school in Boston. The partnership was deepened in early 2018 when Saint Columbkille was formally designated as a laboratory school for Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development (LSEHD). The laboratory school designation—the only such arrangement between a university and an elementary school in the city of Boston—enhances opportunities for teacher training, educational research, and professional development. Roche Center staff support this partnership through serving on the LSEHD laboratory committee and the school board, and by offering mentorship and professional development to St. Columbkille faculty.