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Fr. Barton Geger, SJ


Father Barton Geger, SJ, is an assistant professor of the practice at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and a research scholar at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, also at Boston College. He is also the general editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. 

 His received his doctorate in sacred theology from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. His dissertation was on the Jesuit Constitutions. He has researched and written extensively on the historical Ignatius of Loyola and his writings.  

 Father Geger has been a Jesuit since 1990. His previous assignments include theology teacher and director of Ignatian programming at Regis University in Denver, where he also served as rector of the Jesuit communities at Regis University and St. Ignatius Loyola Parish. 


 [awaiting publication] The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus. Editor. Boston College: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2022. 

 [awaiting publication] El Autógrafo de los Ejercicios Espirituales. Translator. José García de Castro and Santiago Arzubialde, editors. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Grupo Comunicación Loyola, 2021. 

 A Pilgrim’s Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Ed. Barton T. Geger. Boston College: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2020. 

 “Women Jesuits: The History of An Idea.” America 225/2. February, 2021. 

 Ten Things That St. Ignatius Never Said or Did,” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits (50)1; Spring 2018. 

 “’Go Set the World on Fire?’ Sorry, Ignatius Never Said That.” America. April 6, 2017. (on-line only) 

 “George E. Ganss, S.J. (1905–2000), pionero en los estudios ignacianos.” Manresa 89 (2017), 97-100. 

 Myths, Misquotes, and Misconceptions about St. Ignatius Loyola.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 5(1): 6-20 (2016). 

 “Bending the Knee to Baal?: St. Ignatius on Jesuit Vocation Promotion.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits 48(4), Winter 2016. 

 “Hidden Theology in the ‘Autobiography’ of St. Ignatius.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits 46(3), Autumn 2014. 

 Cura Personalis: Some Ignatian Inspirations.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 3(2): 6-20 (2014). 

 “The First First Companions: The Continuing Impact of the Men Who Left Ignatius.” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits 44(2), Summer 2012. 

“What Magis Really Means and Why It Matters.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 1/2: 16-31 (2012). 

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