From May 2021 to July 2022, the Society of Jesus is celebrating an Ignatian Year. May 20, 2021 marked the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, the day when Ignatius the soldier was struck by a cannonball, and began his spiritual transformation. Throughout the year, there will be an ongoing, changing display on Ignatian topics. The current display consists of books about Ignatian Spirituality.
We would like to note that the library carries the journal Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. This journal is a product of the Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality. This Seminar is composed of a group of Jesuits appointed from their provinces in the United States. The Seminar studies topics pertaining to the spiritual doctrine and practice of Jesuits, especially American Jesuits, and gathers current scholarly studies pertaining to the history and ministries of Jesuits throughout the world. It then disseminates the results through this journal. It is also available online at this link: https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/jesuit/index
The previous displays consisted of biographies and autobiographies of St. Ignatius and books about the Jesuits. Future themes will include resources on the Society of Jesus, the spiritual exercises, and there will be a display centering on the Jesuits, past and current, affiliated with the university. Check out the display case on your way out of the library.
For more on St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus, and Ignatian Spirituality, see the Society of Jesus tab on this Research Guide.
Fr. Arthur F. McGovern