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.
The first Jesuit university, the Gregorian, was founded by St. Ignatius in 1551 as the Roman College. 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.”
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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The Gregorian University Foundation is pleased to present the organization's 2019 Impact Report. The issue includes updates from alumni, students, faculty, and GUF president Fr. McFarland. Additionally, there is a comprehensive list or our generous donors....23 March, 2020
The Gregorian University Foundation Board announced Tuesday, September 17 that it has chosen Fr Michael McFarland SJ to be the Foundation's next President with his term beginning on January 1, 2020. He succeeds Fr Alan Fogarty, SJ who has served as President since 2014....19 September, 2019
Tuition assistance for students, particularly those from emerging countries, who need financial assistance to continue their studies
Endowment of Academic Chairs to ensure that programs, salaries and teaching facilities remain commensurate with the schools' status as world-renowned teaching institutions
Preservation of antique books and texts in our archives, and accumulation and cataloging of research literature collections in our libraries
Upgrading, restoring and renovation of equipment and historic buildings
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 Institutions in Rome. The three schools serve more than 3,800 students from around the world.
The Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Institutions are 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
The Jesuit 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.
The Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Institutions 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 Society of Jesus is the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the world.
Jesuits are organized into approximately 80 provinces with over 16,000 members.
Jesuits serve on six continents with the largest number in India and the USA.
The current Superior General of the Jesuits is the Very Reverend Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J.
The bull issued by Paul III, Regimini Militantis Ecclesiae, instituted the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on September 27, 1540 A.D.
Prominent Jesuit alumni include: Robert Bellarmine, Aloysius Gonzaga, Christopher Clavius, Bernard Lonergan and Roger Boscovich and many others.
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.
The Society is currently characterized by its apostolic work in all levels of education, social justice and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
By giving to the Gregorian University Foundation, you will be supporting the three Pontifical Jesuit Higher Education Institutions as they continue their mission to educate future leaders of the Church.