Sankt Georgen Jesuit community

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

The Jesuit community is an integral part of the Sankt Georgen Faculty for Philosophy and Theology on its campus in Frankfurt. The Jesuit priests and brothers work as professors and students in the college, they serve as formators in the inter-diocesan major seminary, they help many young people find directions for their lives and discern their vocation, while other community members work beyond Sankt Georgen in various pastoral and social ministries. The whole college shares the motto pietati et scientiae: the religious and the academic life inspire each other.

The community welcomes Jesuits in formation from all over the world, especially for post-graduate studies in theology and philosophy. The Jesuit faculty of Sankt Georgen is known for its specialization in systematic theology in inter-cultural and inter-religious perspective as well as for its service to the Church and its dialogue with the larger society. Numerous doctoral students work in the various research institutes on campus, for instance in the famous Institutes for Social Ethics (NBI), for Global Church and Mission (IWM), or for Pastoral Psychology and Spirituality (IPS). The library of Sankt Georgen holds one of the largest theological collections in the German-speaking countries, with a specialization on Jesuit literature. Some students widen their horizons by studying further disciplines in the public University of Frankfurt, while others come to learn the German language. We assist Jesuit students in applying for the academic programs and for the scholarships as well. Your first contact is Fr Superior.

The Jesuit house offers a few guest rooms, mostly for fellow Jesuits, personal guests, and retreatants. For inquiries, please contact Fr Minister. If you are planning to visit one of the other institutions on campus, please ask directly there for accommodation.

Getting there

If you are travelling by public transport, select “Balduinstraße, Frankfurt am Main” as destination (train connections).

From Frankfurt Main station (Hauptbahnhof, Hbf) take suburban train S1, S2, S8 or S9 up to “Mühlberg”. Change to the tramway 18 or 22 in the direction of “Offenbach Stadtgrenze” and get off at “Balduinstraße”. RMV Ticket: single trip (Einzelfahrt) Frankfurt. Due to construction works, tram line 16 will not run to Sankt Georgen until mid-2025.
From Frankfurt South station (Südbahnhof) take suburban train (S-Bahn) to “Lokalbahnhof” (1 stop, 700 m). Change to the tramway 18 or 22 in the direction of “Offenbach Stadtgrenze” and get off at “Balduinstraße”. RMV Ticket: single trip (Einzelfahrt) Frankfurt, from Lokalbahnhof: short trip (Kurzstrecke).
From Frankfurt Airport, regional train station (Regionalbahnhof), take suburban train S8 or S9 in the direction of Offenbach or Hanau. Get off at “Mühlberg” and take the tramway 18 or 22 for two stops in the direction of “Offenbach Stadtgrenze”. RMV Ticket: single trip (Einzelfahrt) Frankfurt+Flughafen.

If you are travelling by car, take highway A 661 east of Frankfurt, exit “Kaiserlei”. From there, drive on B 43 in the direction of Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen. After 1 km on Strahlenberger Straße, turn left to Oberrad. At the traffic lights in the center of Oberrad, turn right. Follow Offenbacher Landstraße for about 800 m. Just after leaving Oberrad, you will see the main gate of Sankt Georgen on the left hand side (driving directions).

The map indicates the path from the tramway stop “Balduinstraße” along Offenbacher Landstraße to the central reception desk of Sankt Georgen.

Jesuiten Sankt Georgen

Offenbacher Landstraße 224
D-60599 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 69 6061-0


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