Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare”

Issra

The Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare” (ISSRA) is an academic center of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, established on September 17th, 1986 by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The current Statutes, approved on January 22nd, 2010, acknowledge the provisions of the Instruction in Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences, promulgated by the same Congregation on June 28th, 2008.

The main purposes of the Institute are:

  • the theological formation of the faithful, laity and religious, through systematic study and scientific examination of Catholic doctrine;
  • preparation of pastoral workers for local communities
  • preparation for the various activities of the lay apostolate.

The Institute has a specific didactic methodology, which offers the traditional forms of on site teaching (lessons, written assignments, oral examinations) in a flexible form, suited to those who for geographical, professional or family reasons are unable to attend an Institute requiring daily attendance.

All didactic activity is carried out at the University.

The Institute fosters frequent dialogue between students and professors: lesson meetings are particularly important moments in this pedagogical relationship and therefore attendance is compulsory.

The dates of the meetings are indicated on the academic calendar.

Furthermore, a professor with the role of tutor is assigned to each student; the tutor's role is to help students resolve any doubts or difficulties regarding their studies, especially of an organizational or methodological nature.

Sezione: 

In evidenza

"When, at Christmas, we place the statue of the Infant Jesus in the manger, the nativity scene suddenly comes alive. God appears as a child, for us to take into our arms. Beneath weakness and frailty, he conceals his power that creates and transforms all things".
(Pope Francis, Admirabile signum, n. 8).

The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross send warm greetings for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021.

Aggiornamento del 6 maggio 2020 - La chiusura della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce si protrae fino a nuove comunicazioni.

Da mercoledì 6 maggio 2020 i servizi di Biblioteca sono disponibili per i professori (dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle ore 9 alle 17). Per l’accesso dei professori alla Biblioteca è obbligatorio seguire le norme di sicurezza che sono state inviate personalmente a ciascun docente. I libri che vengono restituiti rimangono per 4 giorni in un contenitore speciale, e solo successivamente verranno riportati sugli scaffali.

Il 12 maggio 2020 riprenderà il servizio di "prestito di libri" della Biblioteca anche per gli studenti, secondo le procedure indicate in questa pagina.

11 marzo 2020 - Saluto del Rettore, Luis Navarro, alla Comunità Accademica con i ringraziamenti a docenti, personale amministrativo e studenti per come stanno affrontando le nuove forme della didattica resesi necessarie a seguito dell'emergenza sanitaria legata al Coronavirus. A questo proposito, l'invito a pregare per le vittime, i malati e i familiari, e a chiedere l'intercessione del beato Álvaro del Portillo, primo Gran Cancelliere dell'Università, nel giorno della sua nascita terrena.

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