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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.