News at the Institute

Jesuit Online Bibliography Available in Open Access

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a free, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographical records of scholarship in Jesuit Studies now available in Open Access at Editorial oversight is a collaborative effort between the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven, and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.

New Title on the Past and Future of Jesuit Education

In the School of Ignatius–by Claude Pavur, SJ–considers how the Jesuit and Ignatian spirituality of docta pietas (learned devotion) was foundational to Society of Jesus and its schools. These provocative essays are intended for those who wish to learn more about the history of Jesuit education and who share a concern for its future.

About the Portal

A Catholic Library World article explains the story behind the Portal to Jesuit Studies–its origins, development, collaborators, and future plans. The article received the 2019 John Brubaker Award to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit.

Summer Immersion Applications Now Accepted

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomes applications for its three-credit 2020 immersion course in Spain and Italy. Participants are enrolled on a rolling basis.

The course examines the historical and spiritual contexts for the foundation of the Society of Jesus. Over two weeks, participants immerse themselves in the key places that became the roots of the Society of Jesus and study a variety of primary sources to examine how and why the early Jesuits formed and governed their new religious order. A travel reader, daily presentations and writing assignments, and regular seminars foster thoughtful reflections on the historical and spiritual importance of each day’s theme. An annotated itinerary for our time in Europe and other course details can be found on the Institute’s website.

Questions can be directed to the Institute (, with “immersion course” as the subject).