Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Weston Jesuit School of Theology is an international theological center sponsored and governed by the Society of Jesus; it is both a graduate divinity school, chartered according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a pontifical faculty of theology regulated by the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana (1979). Its purpose is to serve Christ’s Church in its task of spreading the Gospel, by preparing women and men for ministry as priests, lay ministers, and vowed religious in the Roman Catholic tradition, and by supporting theological research and reflection.
Weston Jesuit derives its particular way of serving the Church from the traditional spirit and character of the Jesuit apostolate. Consequently, it seeks to serve the needs of the whole Church, rather than those of any particular diocese or culture; to combine academic excellence with pastoral engagement, especially among those most in need of the Church’s ministry; to communicate to its own students and to the wider public an understanding of Christian faith in a way that will further the promotion of justice; and to carry on its theological mission in a practically collaborative way, both internally and with theological schools of other denominations.