Vice President and University Secretary Casey Beaumier, S.J., director of the Boston College Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, will speak at the University’s 68th annual Laetare Sunday event on March 31 in Conte Forum.
Laetare Sunday marks the mid-point of Lent, and this annual communion breakfast is the Alumni Association’s oldest tradition. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Mass, at which University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will preside, followed by breakfast.
Fr. Beaumier, who holds a PhD. in U.S. religious history from Boston College, is the inaugural director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, established in 2014 to serve as a resource on the history, spirituality, pedagogy, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus. The institute sponsors courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia, and offers a Certificate in Jesuit Studies program to foster leadership at Jesuit institutions. The institute will launch an online Jesuit bibliography this spring and will host a major conference in June.
Among other responsibilities, Fr. Beaumier also serves as director of Boston College’s Loyola House residence for those discerning possible Jesuit vocations; is a liaison to the Board of Trustees committee on nominations and governance; hosts and coordinates visits of international academic, religious, and political leaders; and engages in pastoral outreach to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
For more details, see the Boston College Alumni Association website.
—University Communications | March 2019