School of Theology


In the context of the pluralism of modern cultures, the School of Theology offers a program of formation marked by a strong Christocentrism, an orientation based on the conviction that a deep knowledge of the mystery of Christ is the perennial foundation for the transformation of human beings and the world.

The School’s formative agenda in both the educational and research levels is translated into the following choices of method and content:

  • A presentation of the intrinsic connection between the revealed truths as expression of the mystery of the Trinity and of its communication of love in Christ;
  • The mystery of the whole Christ, Head and Body, as the deep foundation of the essentially ecclesial character of any theological reflection–communion with the Church, with her doctrine, tradition, liturgy etc., is a necessary premise to any pursuit of theological knowledge of Revelation;
  • The intimate connection between the divinity and humanity of Christ as the light by which one understands the relation between faith and reason, both in theology and in one’s worldview, consequently deepening the meaning of created realities and their autonomy, and giving rise to a spirit of openness to a peaceful encounter with the natural, historical and social sciences;
  • The call to holiness, rooted in Baptism, and further diversified according to the various charisms and vocations in the Church, as a background to a more coherent vision of the theological and ethical dimensions of Christian existence.
  • Il lavoro della Facoltà si struttura in base ad un Istituto di Liturgia e a cinque Specializzazioni:  Teologia dogmatica, Teologia morale, Teologia spirituale, Teologia biblica e Storia della Chiesa.


In evidenza

The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder. The depiction of Jesus’ birth is itself a simple and joyful proclamation of the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. The nativity scene is like a living Gospel rising up from the pages of sacred Scripture. As we contemplate the Christmas story, we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realize that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him.​
(Pope Francis, Apostolic letter Admirabile signum, Decembre 1, 2019)

The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross formulate wishes for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020.

Photo: Fabio Beretta

From Concept to Monument: Time and Cost of Construction in the Ancient World is the title of the Conference which will be held from January, 16 to 18, 2020 at Wolfson College of the University of Ofxord.

The initiative is also organized by our University, through prof. Javier A. Domingo, from the School of Theology.

Other Universities involved: Université de Genève, Universidad de Cordoba, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg & Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

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On Thursday, December 5, 2019, on the initiative of the School of Theology, the Day of Study Consecrated Life and New Evangelization today took place.

Giornata di studio su "Vita Consacrata e Nuova Evangelizzazione oggi"

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On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (2.30 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo) Prof. Tracey Rowland - St John Paul II Research Chair in Theology (University of Notre Dame, Australia) - held the conference entitled Joseph Ratzinger. Doctor of Incarnate Beauty. The event was promoted by the Department of Dogmatic Theology.

Conferenza della prof.ssa Tracey Rowland su "Joseph Ratzinger. Doctor of Incarnate Beauty"



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