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Photo of Bourneuf House in the spring time

Boston College is located on the Boston-Newton border in a section called Chestnut Hill. The campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston and can be accessed by private or public transportation (see maps).

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College is centrally located on the Middle Campus at Chestnut Hill in Borneuf House, 84 College Road. College Road runs adjacent to the central campus at Chestnut Hill. Access to College Road can be made from Beacon Street.



Main Office
Bourneuf House 
84 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Retreat Space
36 College Road, Garden Level
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467




photo of Tomeu Estelrich

Tomeu Estelrich


Tomeu is the Director of The Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College, and also teaches in the departments of Philosophy and Social Work. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Pontifical University Comillas (Madrid, Spain), a License in Philosophy at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a License in Theology at the School of Theology of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). He is the author of Ciencia y Ecología de la Creación, (Univesidad Técnica Particular de Loja Press, 2004. Second edition 2011) and many papers on spirituality and the philosophy of Simone Weil. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served as assistant director of the Jesuit Institute, the Center for Student Formation, and Intersections. In 2002 he taught philosophy at the Central University of Ecuador and the Technical University of Loja (UTPL) for two years. Since 2006, he has been member of the American Weil Society, part of its executive board, and this year serves as its President. He is married and has one son. 

photo of Fr. Michael Boughton

Fr. Michael Boughton, SJ

Associate Director

Michael is a 1970 graduate of Boston College, who also received an MA in English in 1973. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1970, earned his M. Div at the Weston School of Theology in 1979, and was ordained a priest that year.  Michael served as Director of the Center from 2008 to 2012, and has served as Director of the Chaplains Office at the College of the Holy Cross, as Rector of the Fairfield Jesuit Community, as President of Fairfield Prep, and as Formation Assistant for the Maryland and Northeast Jesuit Provinces. Michael’s work at CIS includes spiritual direction, retreats and Ignatian pilgrimages.