Forthcoming Events

The academic community mourns the passing of rev. Fadi Sarraf, a doctoral candidate at the School of Theology, who suddenly passed away at the age of 51 while preaching a retreat at the Manoir de Beaujeu in Canada.
Originally from Syria but settled in Canada, where he studied engineering at McGill University, he was ordained a priest in Rome in 2021 and incardinated into the Prelature of Opus Dei. He was working on his doctoral thesis on The Role of Three Sacraments in Christian Spirituality According to Scott Hahn's
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the appointment of our Rector Luis Navarro as a Member of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life was announced by Pope Francis. Professor Navarro also serves as the President of the Conference of Rectors of Pontifical Universities and Institutions in Rome (CRUIPRO). As reported in Article 15 of the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Praedicate Evangelium, "Members of Curial Institutions are appointed from among the Cardinals residing both in the City and outside it, to whom are added, particularly skilled in the matters at hand, some Bishops,
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, the 2nd episode of the 1st series of Learning Rome was released, dedicated to The Last Days of Saint Paul, a journey through the places related to his martyrdom and burial. Produced by our University and created in collaboration with students, the project - which will unfold in three series - is designed to showcase the artistic, cultural, and faith-related treasures that the Eternal City preserves. The initiative is funded through a dedicated fundraising campaign initiated by the Promotion and Development Office. The content is curated by professors from the Department of Church History at
On Friday, November 24, 2023, the School of Philosophy celebrated the occasion of the Feast of the Patron Saint, Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
Professor Stephen Brock, a lecturer at the Holy Cross and the University of Chicago, delivered a lecture titled "What makes you yourself? Scotus's question, a snare for Thomists." The event was preceded by Holy Mass at the Basilica of Apollinare at 9:30 AM. In the days leading up to the event, from November 21 to 23 (from 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM, Room A305), the professor conducted a course consisting of 6 lessons on the Metaphysics of
On Saturday, November 18, 2023 (from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), the Study Day of the ISSR at the Apollinare took place, titled "Dialogues on Death: Crossroads of Existence."
Teachers and professionals in the field analyzed death from various human, biblical-theological, pastoral, and bio-ethical perspectives, including through the listening of some testimonials. Poster
November 13, 2023 (at 3:30 PM, Aula Benedict XVI), on the occasion of the publication of the seventh volume of the ROR Studies Series, titled "Authority and Mediation. Asymmetric Relationships in the Church" (edited by I. Vigorelli, J. Pujol, and F. Insa), the workshop on the theme "Authority in the Church: Service and Abuses" took place. The event was organized not only by the ROR Group but also by the Center for Priestly Formation and the School of Church Communication. Speakers included Monsignor Andrea Ripa from the Apostolic Signatura Tribunal, sociologist Cecilia Costa
The schedules for the Seminars of singles Schools and other planned training activities for the Academic Year 2023/2024 are now available. The Seminars of the School of Theology will take place in the Álvaro del Portillo Auditorium starting at 3:00 PM on November 13, 2023, March 4, 2024, April 15, 2024, and May 6, 2024. Seminars for the Fchool of Canon Law will be held in the Benedict XVI Auditorium starting at 11:30 AM on October 26, 2023, November 30, 2023, December 14, 2023, February 22, 2024, March 7, 2024, April 18, 2024, and May 16, 2024. The Seminars for the
Starting from October 10, 2023, on the initiative of the Department of Church History of the School of Theology, a new edition of the Permanent Seminar on Church History will take place. The theme for this year will focus on the History of Evangelization in the Modern and Contemporary Era.
Participation is open to both students and faculty. The six sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons (at 3:00 PM in room A207). It is possible to earn 3 CFU (university credits). Program and Information
During the first semester of the 2023-2024 academic year, the fourth edition of the course on Priestly Accompaniment in the Marriage Journey will be offered.
There will be nine class sessions, from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, 2023, and it will be taught by professors from the university and other experts in family guidance.
The course is designed for priests and other agents of marriage ministry and will cover topics like pastoral accompaniment of spouses, premarital courses, weddings, helping couples in crisis, discernment of possible nullity cases, and the pastoral challenges of accompanying remarried divorcees.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays


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