St. Ignatius of Loyola, Chestnut Hill is a Jesuit parish rooted in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality. Located just next to Boston College's main campus, St. Ignatius Parish serves a center of spiritual life for both residents of Chestnut Hill and Newton as well as students from the BC community.
Our parish, part of the Archdiocese of Boston, blends diocesan life with the richness of the Jesuit tradition. At our founding, care for our church was assigned to priests in the Jesuit community of Boston College. We have been continually blessed by this close relationship over the years.
As a Catholic community, we welcome all to share in the joy of the Gospel as we grow in knowledge, love, and service to God and each other.
A Jesuit Parish
As a parish in the care of Jesuit priests, our Catholic identity is shaped by the spirituality of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius' mission reflects the mission of the Jesuits as expressed in their Universal Apostolic Preferences.
Saint Ignatius' motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam "For the Greater Glory of God" guides our parish, and we strive to follow our patron's example of finding God in all things.