WORLD CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

The Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Consortium in Rome is the international locus of ecumenical scholarship, biblical research and advanced theological education for the Catholic Church

Pontifical Biblical Institute

Founded by Pope Pius X in 1909, the Institute is devoted to the advanced study of Sacred Scripture. A branch in Jerusalem was established in 1927, providing a center for archaeological research and study visits to the Holy Land.

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Pontifical Gregorian University

The first school in the Consortium is the only Jesuit university founded by St. Ignatius himself. It began as the Roman College in 1551 and is the first Jesuit university in the world.  St. Ignatius envisioned a “‘university of the nations’, for the defense and propagation of the faith and for the training of wise and qualified leaders of the Church and of society.”

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Pontifical Oriental Institute

Established by Pope Benedict XV in 1917, the Institute is committed to the ecumenical study of the theological, spiritual and liturgical patrimony of the Eastern Churches in union with Rome, and to productive dialogue with related churches.

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ALUMNI SAINTS & BLESSEDS

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TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE

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LIVING ALUMNI BISHOPS

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Tuition assistance for students, particularly those from emerging countries, who need financial assistance to continue their studies

ACADEMIC CHAIRS

Endowment of Academic Chairs to ensure that programs, salaries and teaching facilities remain commensurate with the schools' status as world-renowned teaching institutions

PRESERVATION

Preservation of antique books and texts in our archives, and accumulation and cataloging of research literature collections in our libraries

MAINTENANCE FOR THE FUTURE

Upgrading, restoring and renovation of equipment and historic buildings

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GLOBAL IMPACT

The Gregorian University Foundation was established in the United States in 1972 to raise urgently needed funds for scholarships, academic chairs, libraries and capital improvements for the Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Consortium in Rome. The Consortium consists of three schools serving more than 3,800 students from around the world

STUDENT BODY

  • Europe

  • Latin America

  • North America

  • Africa

  • Asia

  • Australia

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BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY

LEADERSHIP

The Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Consortium is the largest center for the training of Church leadership and ministry in the world and a world center of scholarship and research. Contributions to international learning include the annual publication of some 700 scholarly articles and books in a wide variety of languages, in addition to the publishing of 22 major academic journals

CONSORTIUM ALUMNI

CONSORTIUM NEWS & NOTES

  • Library at the Pontifical Oriental Institute
    THE G.U.F INSTRUMENTAL IN RENOVATIONS AT THE PONTIFICAL ORIENTAL INSTITUTE

    In the renovations to the Pontifical Oriental Institute over the past year, the library has become a centre point for modernizing and improving the learning experience at the Institute. Not only has the historic structure received structural and cosmetic updates, it also now boasts new......

  • Catholic Cardinals
    POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS SIX GREGORIAN ALUMNI AS NEW CARDINALS

    On 9 October the Holy Father announced the next consistory on 19 November 2016 in which he will appoint thirteen new cardinals from five continents. Six of the new cardinals are alumni of our university: Msgr. MARIO ZENARI, Apostolic Nuncio in Syria, was a student......

  • Arturo Sosa Abascal
    Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal: The New General of the Jesuits

    The 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Venezuelan Province, Superior General. In accordance with the Formula of the General Congregation (No. 84. 1), the Vicar, Father James E. Grummer, S.J., made the following proclamation: Since......

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KNOWLEDGE

The Jesuit Consortium libraries house more than 1.5 million volumes, including many rare and unique works. Outstanding in their fields, the libraries’ resources are utilized by scholars and students from across the globe

SOCIETY OF JESUS

The Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Consortium in Rome has been entrusted to the Society of Jesus by a succession of Popes since the founding of the Gregorian University by St. Ignatius of Loyola over 450 years ago

The Biggest

The Society of Jesus is the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the world.

Organization

Jesuits are organized into approximately 80 provinces with over 16,000 members.

Worldwide

Jesuits serve on six continents with the largest number in India and the USA.

The General

The current Superior General of the Jesuits is the Very Reverend Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J.

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Founding

The bull issued by Paul III, Regimini Militantis Ecclesiae, instituted the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on September 27, 1540 A.D.

Jesuit Champions

Prominent Jesuit alumni of the Consortium include: Robert Bellarmine, Aloysius Gonzaga, Christopher Clavius, Bernard Lonergan and Roger Boscovich and many others.

Historical Highlights

The Jesuits have been historically renowned for spiritual formation, education, evangelization and service to the poor in global missionary apostolates since the days of the Counter-Reformation.

Jesuits Today

The Society is currently characterized by its apostolic work in all levels of education, social justice and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.

A Mission of the Holy Father

The Inter-provincial Institutions in Rome are a special mission of the Society received directly from the Holy Father. Ignatius wrote that we should “treat the missions from His Holiness as being most important.” This Congregation [universal meeting of the Jesuits] reaffirms the commitment of the Society to the Houses and Common Works of Rome as an apostolic preference of the universal Society.

[General Congregation 35, Decree 3: Challenges to our Mission Today]

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