Colegio Máximo de San José

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Maximum College of St. Joseph
Colegio Máximo de San José
Latin: Collegium Maximum Sancti Ioseph
Established1931; 92 years ago (1931)
AffiliationRoman Catholic (Jesuit)
DirectorRev. Jorge P. Black, SJ

The Colegio Máximo de San José (English: Maximum College of St. Joseph) is a Jesuit religious college in San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis studied in it during his youth.[1]


When the Jesuits first established in San Miguel, they bought a terrain of 36 hectares and established a school in it. The terms "Colegio máximo" ("Maximum College") is an internal standard in the Society of Jesus for schools of philosophy and theology, the most important studies in a Jesuit's career. It was established in 1932, with the approval of the Vatican. The degrees of philosophy and theology have civil value since 1967 and 1968.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The Colegio, which was attended by Jorge Mario Bergoglio (the future Pope Francis), is portrayed in the 2019 Netflix biographical film The Two Popes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pope Francis: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio named new Pope". Baltimore News Journal. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ Reseña histórica Archived 2014-05-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 34°33′28.38″S 58°43′51.34″W / 34.5578833°S 58.7309278°W / -34.5578833; -58.7309278