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.

Statistic of the A. Y. 2013-14 (it)

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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.

More information about Beatification

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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The Holy Father Francis has authorized the Congregation of Cause of the Saints to promulgate the Decree concerning the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Álvaro del Portillo, Titular Bishop of Vita, Prelate of the Personal Prelature of Santa Croce and Opus Dei, and first Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce.

More informations about Beatification

The ceremony of Beatification will be held this September 27, 2014 in Madrid (Spain), his hometown. Other spiritual activities will be organized in Rome the days following.

To mark the 100th year anniversary of Mons. del Portillo's birth, the University organized from 12 to 14 March 2014 the Congress "Vir Fidelis multum laudabitur".

Proposed to follow are two filmed testimonies of Cardinals Camillo RuiniPresident emeritus of the Italian Episcopal Conference, and Carlo Caffarrathe current Archbishop of Bologna.

Here are the words of the current Prelate of Opus Dei.



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. 

Website - Photogallery


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.

Chronicle - About the Book

Photogallery - Videonews

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The fourth Church Up Close seminar entitled Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis was held from September 8th through the 14th. It was organized and managed by the School of Communications in collaboration with the ISCOM Association.

Seminar Web site - Video Interview

Photogallery - Flickr

From September 2 to 30, 2014, the Department of Languages organizes an intensive Italian course in collaboration with Società Dante Alighieri. The course is addressed only to Pontifical University of the Holy Cross students.

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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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