May 2019: New Online Courses: Justice, Pedagogy, and Spirituality

Applications are now accepted for three online courses offered by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies in 2019-2020. See here for an informational flyer.


Course Information

Social Justice in Jesuit Contexts takes place in Fall 2019. Led by Cristiano Casalini, the course examines the changing role of social justice throughout the history of the Society of Jesus and how Jesuits have understood their role to promote liberation from oppression as they have sought to fulfill “the service of faith and the promotion of justice.”


Jesuit Pedagogy, offered in Spring 2020 and also led by Casalini, considers the development of Jesuit educational endeavors and the tension between uniformity and adaptability that has led to the unprecedented success of Jesuit education.


Also offered in Spring 2020, Spiritual Exercises: Contents, Context, and Practice explores the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises and seeks to answer the question: How might greater knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises assist both in the formation of souls and a greater sense of mission for the building of God’s kingdom? The course is taught by Casey Beaumier, S.J., director of the Institute.



Application Process

Each course is three credits, with associated tuition, and financial assistance is available. Though credits may be applied towards a Certificate in Jesuit Studies, participants do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to apply. If you have already participated in courses or if you are a Boston College student, please contact the Institute to indicate your interest.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Enrollment in each course is limited to 25 students.

To apply, please email (

– a statement of purpose (1,000-1,500 words), explaining what you hope to gain from the course

– a current CV, with your educational background

– and the name and contact information for the person recommending your application

And please arrange to have one letter of recommendation submitted directly by the recommender.




Please direct any questions to the Institute either by e-mail ( with “Certificate Program” as the subject) or by phone (617-552-2568).

More information is available on the Institute’s website:

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