Georgetown University

Fr. John Schumacher SJ, the leading authority on Philippine Church History, obtained his PhD in History from Georgetown in 1965. Decades earlier, several Filipino and American Jesuits studied at both Woodstock College (a Jesuit seminary in Woodstock, MD that existed until about 1969) and at Georgetown, prior to the beginning of their Philippine ministry. Some were, in fact, ordained at the university chapel, such as Fr. Agustin Consunji in 1925 and Fr. Joseph Mulry in 1921. In addition to the Jesuits, there are many Filipino affiliates of Georgetown, including President Manuel Quezon (honorary degree), President Gloria Arroyo (undergraduate coursework), former World Chess Federation president Florencio Campones (PhD coursework), Secretary of Foreign Affairs Roberto Romulo (BA), and Senator Francis Escudero (MA in Law).


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Further Information

Georgetown University. 3700 O St., NW, Washington, DC. Open to the public. For more information, click here.


Miguel A. Bernad S.J. (2006) Unusual and Ordinary (Quezon City: Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.); Philippine Sociological Review 1963

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