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about jesuit community at boston college

Fifty members of the Jesuit Community are in residence at BC for the 2018 -2019 academic year. This makes it one of the largest apostolic communities in the Society of Jesus.


Thirty-six Jesuits are active in the University, either as full-time members of the administration and faculty or on a part-time basis.


There are eleven Jesuits from ten different countries who are pursuing graduate degree programs at Boston College or who are visiting scholars.


Jesuits in the Community are directly involved with the University staff or St. Ignatius Church, are engaged in various ministries in the Boston area, or are retired.


Several Jesuits in the BC Community offer spiritual direction or serve as confessors to faculty, staff, and students.


Most Jesuits at BC live in St. Mary's Hall, the main community residence.


Seven other small communities of Jesuits are clustered around the Chestnut Hill Campus.


Boston College is one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.

  • There are fifty-nine Jesuit high schools in North America.
  • There are over 2,600 Jesuits in the U.S. and 20,000 worldwide.
St. Mary's Hall, viewed from the lawn at the Burns Library