So far, 15 episodes have been produced with the participation of 17 students from various faculties of the Holy Cross, both lay and religious, hailing from different countries: Sri Lanka, Brazil, India, Mexico, Italy, Kenya, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Spain. Throughout 2024, the filming of the remaining episodes will be completed, and these will be presented by new students. This way, they will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the city in which they live and study for several years before returning to their dioceses.
The initiative is offered to students, professors, staff, friends, benefactors, and individuals connected to the Holy Cross as an opportunity to delve into the richness of Rome in the context of the development of Christianity up to the present day. The goal is to create an environment that, through the study and exploration of the cultural and spiritual wealth of the Eternal City, can contribute to greater and positive development not only academically but also personally and humanly.
The project is funded through a dedicated fundraising campaign initiated by the Promotion and Development Office. The content is curated by the professors of the Department of Church History at the University of the Holy Cross, Luis Cano and Javier Domingo. The titles of the first series cover the places associated with the passage of Saint Paul in Rome, his martyrdom and burial, as well as those of Saint Peter, the life of the early Christians, the testimony of the martyrs, and the history of Emperor Constantine with the construction of the basilicas of St. John Lateran and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.