Classes at the University begin Monday, October 6th.

The inauguration ceremony for the Academic Year 2014-2015 will however take place Tuesday, October 7th.

At 9:30 am, in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare, the Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Javier Echevarría, will preside at the Sacred votive Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Following, from 11:00 am onward, in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II" the solemn Academic Act will take place with an inaugural address by prof. José María La Porte, Dean of the School of Communications, on The communication of faith and existence in the peripheries.

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Álvaro del Portillo, Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei and first Grand Chancellor of the University, was beatified September 27 in Madrid, his birthplace, amidst faithful from eighty different countries.
Currently, follow-up events are scheduled to take place in Rome, including the transfer of his body in the Basilica Sant’Eugenio and a general audience in Piazza San Pietro.

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Beginning the second week of September, the Department of Languages will offer a Latin course in the afternoons, taught in an engaging and upbeat way.  The method involves using Latin as the only language of communication between professors and students.  At end of the course the student is awarded a certificate equivalent to 6 ECTS.

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Revs. Pedro Huidobro and Juan Carlos Dominguez, holding in the past the positions of Rector for Sedes Sapientiae and Altomonte College, as well as the chaplaincy of the University, are transferring to Spain for new pastoral responsibilities. All the academic community extends to them its gratitude and best wishes for the many years they devoted to the service of the University.
A warm welcome also to the new chaplain, Rev. Antonio Rodríguez de Rivera, and Rev. Prof. Javier Canosa, new rector of Altomonte.

From September 17 to 20, 2014 (Aula Álvaro del Portillo) the XIII International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa was held, on the iniziative of the School of Theology. This edition was focused on the exegetical work In Canticum canticorum. 

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The biography Álvaro del Portillo. Il primo successore di san Josemaría alla guida dell'Opus Dei, was presented on Thursday September 18 (5:00pm in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"). This volume was written by Javier Medina and published with Edizioni Ares.

The event falls within other activities preceding the Beatification of the Servant of God that will be celebrated in Madrid on September 27.

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There is now free open enrollment for the remaining available seats of the Economics for Ecclesiastics Course organised by the Research Centre Markets, Culture & Ethics. The course begins on October 10th and is structured into 6 sessions of 2 hours.

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The Minutes of Mercy and Right in Matrimony, held by the School of Canon Law were recently published this past May 22nd, 2014.

The Volume, edited by rev. prof. Carlos José Errázuriz and Miguel Ángel Ortiz, is intended as a contribution to the reflection on the importance of mercy in matrimony when dealing with Canon Law, while taking into account existing pastoral challenges confronting the family, in line with the Synod of Bishops on “the family” scheduled for October.

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Ninety students from twenty-seven countries are participating in the 6th edition of summer courses for Classical Languages (Latin, Greek and Hebrew), promoted by Department of Languages in collaboration with the Polis Institute of Jerusalem.

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Among the countries of origin are Japan, Korea, China, United States, Brazil, Finland and South Africa. Students from other Roman Pontifical Universities and young alumni from schools of the Eternal City (six students between the ages of 14-16 participate in courses) are new this year.

Registration this summer also included an increase in doctoral and master students coming from American and European Universities, such as 5 post-graduate students from the University of Oxford, accompanied during the second week by Prof.ssa Juliane Kerkhecker, teacher of Classical languages at the same University.

The first volume of Conference Proceedings "Vir fidelis multum laudabitur" was published celebrating the one hundred years since the birth of Msgr. Álvaro del Portillo, the first University Chancellor.

The volume was edited by Rev. Prof. Pablo Gefaell and expounds on the relation of Opus Dei, the love of the Church and the spiritual message of the soon-to-be beatified bishop.

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"IV The Church Up Close", September 8-14, 2014

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