With Pope Francis’s upcoming U.S. visit comes many news stories about the Holy Father and the Jesuits. One such article, from USA Today, spotlights Jesuit schools, and it provides a quick overview of the history of Jesuit education.
“If you’d asked St. Ignatius in 1540, ‘Would you be working in schools?’ he would have given you a confused look,” says the Rev. David Collins, a Georgetown history professor and a Jesuit. “It just wasn’t on their radar screen.”…
“There was a population that was interested in it. There was a new demand and no supply—and the Jesuits stepped in.”
Today there are 28 Jesuit colleges in the U.S. This quiz challenges you to name them all.