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Uscita del volume "L’Église dans l’Empire romain. Le culte"


È uscito il secondo volume della pubblicazione L’Église dans l’Empire romain. Le culte di Marcel Metzger.

L’opera ricostruisce la storia del culto cristiano durante l’Impero Romano, tenendo conto dei numerosi e differenti sviluppi che si sono susseguiti nel corso dei secoli; dopo un primo volume dedicato alle istituzioni, il prof. Metzger prosegue il suo lavoro indagando le celebrazioni.

» Per maggiori informazioni


Sinodo degli Abati Presidenti


In occasione del Sinodo degli Abati Presidenti, il Rettore Magnifico, prof. Bernard Eckerstorfer OSB, ha tenuto un resoconto sull’Ateneo.

Il Sinodo, posticipato al 2021 a causa della pandemia, ha cadenza triennale e coinvolge i 19 Abati Presidenti delle congregazioni che costituiscono la Confederazione Benedettina. In questa occasione sono state esaminate le diverse questioni che interessano la Chiesa e la Confederazione Benedettina e si sono tenute le relazioni annuali sulle principali attività ed eventi del Sant’Anselmo, realtà che comprende la Badia Primaziale, il Collegio e il nostro Ateneo. Gli Abati Presidenti hanno espresso e confermato il loro sostegno nei confronti dell’Ateneo, apprezzando soprattutto il recente Baccalaureato in Liturgia, realtà ormai consolidata dopo il triennio ad experimentum, il nuovo Triennio in Teologia e i nuovi programmi monastici che si sono svolti online negli ultimi mesi in inglese, italiano e spagnolo.

» Maggiori informazioni sul Sinodo


Nomina del Presidente del Pontificio Comitato per i Congressi Eucaristici Internazionali


Foto da www.vaticannews.va

Il Santo Padre ha nominato Presidente del Pontificio Comitato per i Congressi Eucaristici Internazionali il Rev.mo p. Corrado Maggioni, S.M.M.
P. Maggioni, docente del nostro Istituto Litrugico, finora ha rivestito la carica di Sotto-Segretario della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti.

A p. Maggioni rivolgiamo i nostri migliori auguri per questo nuovo incarico.




James Leachman OSB (1947-2021)


Il 29 agosto 2021 è tornato alla casa del Padre il prof.  James Leachman OSB (1947-2021), monaco della St Benedict’s Abbey di Ealing (London). P. Leachman ha condotto gli studi di Licenza
 presso il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, conseguendo poi il Dottorato nel 1993 discutendo la tesi “Dom Gregory Dix (1901-1952) An introduction to his liturgical writings on Christian
 initiation and the Eucharist”. A partire dal 2002 è stato docente associato del PIL, nonché membro del consiglio di Facoltà.    
È stato anche membro del consiglio di redazione della rivista Ecclesia orans dal 2013 al 2018.
Nel ricordarlo con gratitudine, preghiamo per lui e per la sua comunità.

» James Leachman OSB RIP




James Leachman OSB at the Anselmianum


by Daniel P. McCarthy
In 2007 he co-founded with our professor Daniel McCarthy the project Liturgiam aestimare: Appreciating the Liturgy, which came to consist of a publishing
 series, an ongoing conversation, and teaching liturgy and the Latin language at the Master’s level. 



In the same year the  Preside of the PIL, Prof. Ephrem Carr, and his council approved the establishment of a series of publications under the title Documenta rerum ecclesiasticarum instaurata  as a form of continuation of the original series published by the Institutum Liturgicum at Sant’Anselmo prior to the Second Vatican Council. This series considers the prayers and liturgies of the post-conciliar liturgy.  



An inaugural colloquium was held at Sant’Anselmo on 31 May 2008, which resulted in the publication of their first volume: Appreciating the Collect: An irenic methodology . This was the first of fourteen international, ecumenical, ongoing conversations and the first of numerous publications to date.



In 2010 the Preside and his council also authorised teaching courses drawn from the curriculum of the PIL during summer sessions conducted in English at Ealing Abbey under the title Institutum Liturgicum in Anglia et Cambria,
 sponsored by both Ealing Abbey and St. Michael Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire. 



Upon retiring from teaching at Sant’Anselmo, James dedicated himself to studying Process Oriented Psychology which helped him to reach out to survivors of childhood sexual abuse by clergy and to address this abuse in numerous ways including a day conference: Growing into Connectedness: Healing the history of child sexual abuse, held
 on Sunday 21 October 2018.



Book Prize European Society for Catholic Theology


 

 On 27 August 2021, during the International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology held at Osnabrück University from 25 to 28 August, Prof. Andrea Grillo received the Senior Scholar's Theological Book Award for his latest book "Eucaristia. Azione rituale, forme storiche, essenza sistematica" published by Queriniana editrice.
Our best wishes go to Prof. Grillo for this prestigious recognition.

» Thanks for the European Society for Catholic Theology Award

 


Tesi di Dottorato e di Licenza PIL


È uscito l’elenco delle Tesi di Dottorato e di Licenza del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico. A cura di Francesco Bonomo, il testo raccoglie le tesi discusse tra il 1962 e il 2018­, il tutto corredato dagli indici degli autori e dei campi di studio.

Il testo è disponibile nei formati pdf ed epub sul sito dell'Editrice Domenica Italiana e sul sito kobo.com.

Dalla quarta di copertina
A che punto è la ricerca liturgica? La vita accademica del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico impegnata nella comprensione del Concilio Vaticano II, cerca di fornire i mezzi per la ricezione e la spiegazione della riforma liturgica attraverso la tradizione di una formazione liturgica universitaria. Formazione offerta alla luce della celebrazione del Mistero, dell’ascolto della Parola di Dio, dell’analisi approfondita delle fonti liturgiche, della teologia che dal culto promana e di cui si nutre, della storia del culto, delle implicazioni pastorali della liturgia, delle necessità ecumeniche e di una solida antropologia che investiga le pieghe dell’azione liturgica celebrata. Questi ambiti uniti ad altri riconoscibili nel presente volume costituiscono le aree di ricerca in cui si collocano i lavori per il conseguimento dei titoli di Licenza e Dottorato in studiis liturgicis presso la sede romana dell’Istituto. In risposta alla domanda, questo volume diventa lo strumento adatto che segna il percorso: da una parte il cammino che il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico ha già compiuto e dall’altra ciò che lo attende, le numerose possibilità di ricerca, di approfondimento e di studio che si pongono dinnanzi alle nuove generazioni di liturgisti che possono scrutare gli itinerari che la scienza liturgica deve affrontare per affermare se stessa e il suo rigore di investigazione e ciò che della liturgia ancora deve essere sviscerato perché continui ad essere «il culmine verso cui tende l’azione della Chiesa e, al tempo stesso, la fonte da cui promana tutta la sua energia» (SC 10).

Prof. Debora Tonelli


Siamo lieti di comunicare che la prof. Debora Tonelli, docente presso la Facoltà di Filosofia del nostro Ateneo, è stata nominata Research Fellow presso il Berkley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs della Georgetown University.

Rivolgiamo alla professoressa i nostri migliori auguri per la nomina.

La «Regola» di san Benedetto. Una guida saggia per vivere bene oggi



Su L'Osservatore Romano è possibile leggere il contributo del Rev.mo Abate Primate Gregory J. Polan, Gran Cancelliere del nostro Ateneo, scritto in occasione della festa di san Benedetto.

Il Rev. Polan ha voluto evidenziare quanto la Regola benedettina, e soprattutto l'attenzione che essa pone nei confronti della parola e dell'ascolto, possa essere un messaggio forte per il mondo di oggi. È possibile leggere l'intervento cliccando sul seguente link:


Symposium Report

Symposium Report
Monasticism, Education and Formation Symposium, 8 - 11 June 2021

Sant’Anselmo, Rome

Background and objective of the Meeting

The Monastic Institute of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in Rome organizes an International Symposium every four years, dedicated to different themes related to monasticism. This year the focus was on education and formation. The problems of education are currently very relevant, for various reasons, both in the modern world and in the Church, which dedicated the last Synod of Bishops to youth, and was crowned with the post-synodal exhortationChristus vivit. The Symposium was convened from 8 to 11 of June 2021 in Rome.

The Symposium was attended by participants from various countries both online and in presence. 43 abstracts from 15 countries were made available online well in advance to facilitate the participants to go through the topics.

Opening Remarks

Fernando Rivas osb, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, welcomed the participants. The symposium began with the official keynote address of Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer osb, Rector. His key note address on the novel theme ‘Gardens of Wisdom. Benedictine Cultures of Learning Today’ was well connected to the climatic context in Rome as it was season of flowers in the rose garden nearby and everywhere.

Structure of the Symposium

For the flow of ideas, the thematic sessions were held parallelly in two halls. Participants were given the possibility of selecting the hall according to the themes of interest. Three papers were presented for a session. After the presentations time was given for clarifications and questions. A half an hour break followed the presentations.

Session 1

Oriental & ancient monasticism: Moderator: B. Sawicki

Speakers:

Gkrekas Aristarchos-Vasileios: The Contribution of Mount Athos religious education

Brombin, Alessia: Teaching perfection. Monastic education in Peter the Athonite: founder of the anchorite life at Mount Athos

The Rule of St. Benedict: Moderator: M. Scheiba

Speakers:

Böckmann OSB, Aquinata: Spiritual abuse of power in formation – and “zeal for humiliations” (RB 58,7)? What does the Rule of Benedict (RB) emphasize in this context, seen against the Rule of the Master (RM)?

Bisogno, Gianmarco: Between ordo factitium and ordo naturalis analysis of the community character of the Anselm pedagogy.

Session 2

Oriental & ancient monasticism: Moderator: G. Peters

Speakers

Gushurst,-Moore André: The Benedictine Inheritance and Catholic Education for the Twenty-First Century

Kućko, Wojciech D.:Ritorno a San Benedetto? La ricerca di una strategia per la fede nel mondo postcristiano

Scheiba OSB, Manuela: Benedict's “School for the Lord’s Service” (RB Prol 45). Reflections from the Point of View of an Iconographer

The Rule of St. Benedict: Moderator: F. Rivas

Speakers

De Souza OSB, Filipe: Cercare la verita all'interno

Vecoli, Fabrizio: Pédagogie monastique et communauté eschatologique chez les Pères du désert

Session 3

On the second day there was a Panel Discussion on: Benedictine Education: between the past and today.

Members on the panel Board: Abbot Christopher Jamison OSB, President of the EBC, Prof. James Clark, University of Exeter, Prof. David Foster OSB (moderator).

Abbot Christopher dealt the theme from three points: Mental health, Information technology and Home schooling. He presented about the challenges the present pandemic has brought in the style of education. He stressed on the need of school chaplain who strengthens, who accompanies, who listens to the stresses and anxieties of the students. We need to understand what Benedict meant by ‘Listen to the master’s teaching’. He hinted at the Magisterial way of teaching and the exclusivity of monastic education.

James Clark spoke about the role of a monk as an educator. He also questioned if the students need to be present in the University at all. He brought to the notice of the participants about the medieval debate on how to be both monk and master at the same time. He also spoke about the involvement of monks in education in the middle ages citing Decreta I,II (816), Decreta II, V (817) of Benedict of Aniane. He also explained how monks have to be teachers citing different works of St. Anselm.

Clarifications and questions were given and answered.

After the coffee break the sessions resumed.

Session 4

History: Moderator: I.Jonveaux

Speakers:

Bortoleto, Edivaldo José: Monasticism, education, and philosophy in the formation process of Brazilian culture

Peters, Greg: Late Medieval Monasticism and Children’s Education: Monastic Apostolate or Recruiting Tool?

Premoli, Daniele: Un monaco prestato a Milano? L’educazione nel pensiero e nell’azione pastorale del cardinale Schuster

The Rule of St. Benedict: Intersections & Dialogue: Moderator: M. Jewdokimow

Speakers:

Jayasundara OSB, Araliya: Two Monastic Traditions in the Pursuit of Education: Towards a Paradigm

Wilde OSB, Mauritius: How to set the bar

Bini, Stefano: Formazione e lavoro nelle organizzazioni sostenibili: la regula benedicti al tempo di industry 4.0

After the Lunch break the sessions resumed.

Session 5

Liturgy & Prayer: Moderator: M. Van Parys

Speakers:

Campion, Eleanor: I think of your name in the night time. Introducing the Old Testament through the Two-Year Cycle of Vigils Readings

Carroll, Thomas: Mapping the field: Mindfulness and ethos in the Irish Catholic primary school

Foster OSB, David: What kind of mindfulness

Modern challenges & culture: Intersections & Dialogue: Moderator: P. Trianni

Speakers

Potier Dejean de la Bâtie, François: Essere un autentico Benedettino nel suo insegnamento, in un contesto di “laicita” stretta, come è in vigore in Francia

Monda, Andrea: L’educazione cristiana come narrazione

Wheatley Paul D.: Lectio Divina, Lectio Apostolica: Saints, Apostles, and the Divine Words of Scripture as Ongoing Revelation in Byzantine Monastic Praxapostolos Manuscripts

After the Coffee Break the sessions resumed

Session 6

Art: Moderator: G.Showraiah

Speakers

Limonta, Roberto: L’asceta dadaista. Utopia sociale e spiritualità monastica negli scritti di Hugo Ball

Sawicki OSB , Bernard: From experience to performance: about some underestimated aspect of monastic formative tradition

Skillen, John: Education and Formation through Visual Art in a Benedictine monastery

Liturgy & prayer: Modern challenges & culture: Moderator: I. Jonveaux

Speakers

Herron, Fred: “Our Transformation in Christ“: Thomas Merton and Transformative Learning

Quartier OSB, Thomas: “A School for the Lord´s Service”. Ritual-liturgical Laboratories in Education

The morning sessions of the third day were dedicated to the presentation of the ‘Laboratories’

Session 7

Roberto Scanarotti of Libera Università dell’Autobiografia di Anghiari presented on ‘Scrivere per cercarsi”. un’introduzione alla scrittura autobiografica e biografica. laboratorio di educazione narrativa”’.

Roberto dealt with different tools to write a biography. He explained about the courses that are offered in the University regarding how to write biographies. To introduce the participants to familiarize with some of the tools of writing he asked them to write whatever word they wanted. Later he asked the participants to write in a sentence the answer for the question: For me to write is? Later many have expressed what they have written. He continued explaining what it is to write a biography. He underlined that the autobiography is a reality. Imagination is easy but the memory is difficult. Autobiography means our truth; it comes from our interiority. Augustine’s example was cited to show how one searches into oneself. Important tools to write the autobiography were underlined: first to remember secondly to give voice to what comes into heart and thirdly to compose what comes. Those that with which we are occupied at different stages of life were brought to light: Infancy- games; youth-love; Maturity- work; Middle age- Witness; he explained that one need to pay attention to things, faces, objects, persons, emotions and places while writing the autobiography. The difference between self-writing, narrating and memory was also presented.

The participants actively participated in the exercise.

After the coffee break the session resumed

Session 8

Speaker: Sabrina Tinghi: Nella Scuola della Musica e del Silenzio: Laboratorio “La via del silenzio sonoro” di Canto Meditativo.

Sabrina Tinghi spoke about the importance of the Word, the Breath and the Sound. She cited the example of the Creation narrative in the Bible and spoke about the importance of the wind and the breath. The Sacred words have a special sound and are meditative. The participants were given few Hebrew words from the Bible and were given practice in pronouncing the words, singing the words meditatively and also moving the body accordingly. Excercises in meditation were taught. Participants actively participated and for a period of time were elevated in spirit and melody.

Participants were invited to attend the concert that was programmed for that evening in the Church at 20.30. online link also was sent to all the online participants.

After the Lunch break the session resumed

Session 9

A Panel Discussion was conducted in French on the topic: “Does the modern society need monks?”.

Panel Board Members:

Prof. Daniele Hervieu-Leger: The Author of Le temps des moines: Clôture et hospitalité

Michel Van Parys: Retired Abbot of Chevetogne

Rod Dreher: The Author of “The Benedict Option”

Isabelle Jonveaux (moderator)

The moderator Isabelle Jonveaux presented the speakers. Simultaneous translation in English was made possible for the participants to follow the French talk in English.

Daniele Hervieu-Leger spoke about the Cloister and the hospitality...

Rod spoke about the crisis in America with regard to loss of faith. He opined that the Benedictine monks can remind the people about God. When people are challenged about the purpose of life, social media and internet, the Benedictine model can help. He gave some examples of communities who were inspired by the Benedictine life. He also broght to the notice of the participants about the families who live close to the monasteries to benefit from the Liturgy celebrated in that monasteries. He informed that nearly 1000 families live this way. He expressed the desire of many families who want to educate their children in a Catholic way taking the inspiration from the Benedictines. Some monasteries allow families to use their property to live there.

Time for disucssion was given. Questions were answered by the speakers.

After the Coffee break the session resumed.

Session 10

The session was for feedbacks and reflections.

Moderator: Sawicki OSB , Bernard

M. Van Parys, sharing his reflection on education, said that there is a teaching that is more direct. That is teaching by word and example.

Showraiah commented that the talks given by different professors from various nations on Benedictine Education and Formation are a great treasure.

The morning sessions on the fourth day:

Session 11

Modern challenges & culture: Moderator: M. Van Parys

Speakers

Rivas OSB , Fernando: La antica paideia e la nuova paideia cristiana nella vita monastica

Van Deursen-Vreeburg Juliëtte: Sacred reading and formation in secondary schools in the Netherlands. An educational model

Bini, Sergio - Bini, Stefano: Training and work, in the light of the Regula Benedicti. Effective and sustainable organizations, at the time of “Industry 4.0”

Intersections & Dialogue: Moderator: Th. Quatier

Speakers

Jonveaux, Isabelle: The Role of Contemporary Monasteries in Education in Africa and Europe. Tradition and Tensions

Paganopoulos, Michelangelo: Bridging “East” and “West” in the Formation of World Christianity. A comparative ontological approach to relational monastic personhood amongst Orthodox and Benedictine Monks towards an Ecumenical Understanding of Contemporary Monastic Life in terms of Practice and Experience

Sundberg, Mikaela: Learning to Love

After the Coffee Break the sessions resumed:

Session 12

Intersections & Dialogue: Moderator: M.Scheiba

Speakers:

Trianni Paolo: Educare al pluralismo religioso e al dialogo. Uno sguardo monastico

Jewdokimow, Marcin – Sadłoń, Wojciech: Communication about Gender, Intimacy, and Sexuality within the Formation

Zaccaron Francesca: A mediating encounter. The role of catholic intellectual tradition in secondary education

History: Moderator: B.Sawicki

Speakers:

Dell’Omo OSB, Mariano: La scuola a Montecassino nel secolo XI: formazione alla vita monastica, cultura religiosa, tradizione classica e patristica

Preobrazhenskaya Anastasia A.: Teachings of Western Church Fathers in Monastic Sermons in Early Modern Muscovy (St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, St. Gregory, St. Jerome)

After the Lunch Break the session resumed

Session 13 - conclusion

CLOSING SESSION – FEEDBACKS – EVALUATION: Moderator: B. Sawicki

Most of the participants expressed their appreciation for holding the Symposium.

Following are the comments:

The programme was good but the time that was selected to conduct was not. Many students from Sant’Anselmo could not attend because of the time of exams.

Key speakers are to be selected. They need to send the full text early enough so that the participants can follow the text while the speaker is presenting.

The anthropological challenges in monastic formation today could have been addressed. Especially from the places that monks come eg. Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Some speakers were just running through the text rapidly.

At the end of the Session special thanks were expressed to Sr. Silvia for her technical service to the Symposium.

Andrea De Santis new Dean of Philosophy



     The Congregation for Catholic Education has approved the appointment of prof. Andrea De Santis, Acting Dean since December 2020, as Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy for a four-year period.
The Athenaeum community gives its best wishes to prof. De Santis, the first lay person to be elected Dean of one of the Faculties of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo, for his new post.
On behalf of the University Community, the Rector expresses his thanks to Prof. Philippe Nouzille OSB for his long commitment as Dean of the Faculty from 2011 to 2020.

Biographical notes
Prof. Andrea De Santis, born in 1964, obtained a Baccalaureate in Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo, and then continued his studies at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", graduating and obtaining a doctorate in Philosophy.
Since 1996, he has taught at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Athenaeum and was appointed full professor in 2014. He also has taught at the Pontifical Antonianum University and since 2004 he has been invited lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University for conducting seminars for the German-speaking Freisemesterstudenten; he is also part of the study group on Theology of the Image (Bildtheologie) at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Münster.
He is a member of the Italian Society of Aesthetics (SIE), of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft “Philosophie im Studium der katholischen Theologie“, of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik (DGfÄ) and of the European Society for Aesthetics (ESA). He is a member of the scientific committee of the “Ragione Plurale” Series of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Athenaeum, and since 1999 he has been a member of the editorial staff of the journal of Cultural and Aesthetic Studies “Álgama”. He is the author of three monographs, numerous articles, translations and reviews. 

Appointment of Bishop of Guruè (Mozambique)

  



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The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Inácio Lucas as Bishop assigning him the titular seat of Guruè (Mozambique).
H.E. Mons. Inácio Lucasobtained his  License in Sacred Liturgy (a.y. 2003-2004) at the Athenaeum Anselmianum discussing the thesis «A importância da liturgia na evangelização da cultura as assembleias litúrgicas das comunidades cristãs em Moçambique».

We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.

 

 

 

 


Academic life on the Aventine

  From mid-June, L'Osservatore Romano offers its readers an overview of study opportunities in pontifical universities. The project started with the presentation of our university.
In addition to one presentation of the University, by Rector Fr. Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer OSB, L'Osservatore Romano published the articles of Grand Chancellor Fr. Gregory J. Polan OSB; the Dean of Theology, Prof. Fernando Rivas OSB; the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Prof. Andrea De Santis; and the Dean of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Prof. Jordi-A. Piqué OSB.

To read the articles:

» Vita accademica sull’Aventino, by Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer OSB

 


Monastic Ed – 8-11 June 2021


Monasticism, Education and Formation Symposium
8-11 June 2021
Sant’Anselmo, Rome (both online and in presence)

The Monastic Institute of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in Rome organizes an International Symposium every four years, dedicated to different themes related to monasticism. After discussing the themes of culture and of economy, this time we propose focusing on education and formation which are the themes partially connected to the previous ones. However, above all, the problems of education are currently very relevant, for various reasons, both in the modern world and in the Church, which dedicated the last Synod of Bishops to youth, and was crowned with the post-synodal exhortation Christus vivit.

«Edifica una casa di preghiera». La comunità celebrante e lo spazio celebrativo

Architettura liturgica
Convegno internazionale
9 giugno 2021 - Pontificio Istituto Liturgico

Il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, l'Ufficio Nazionale per i Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici e l'Edilizia di culto, l' Ufficio Liturgico Nazionale della Conferenza Episcopale Italiana e l'Ordine degli Ingegneri della provincia di Roma organizzano un convegno di architettura liturgica. Lo scopo è offrire uno spazio di formazione, dialogo e confronto sulla progettazione e l’adeguamento degli edifici di culto, partendo dal ruolo chiave del popolo di Dio, nell’azione celebrativa della quale il Padre lo rende capace in Cristo mediante lo Spirito e riscoprendo l’impostazione architettonica, iconografica, pastorale dell’aula liturgica. che da esso scaturisce.

» Per maggiori informazioni


Latin conversation lives in Rome

 

Several people spoke in Latin at the Collegio Sant’Anselmo during the presentation of the volume: Ossium Carnes Multae e Marci Tullii Ciceronis epistulis: The Bones’ Meats Abundant from the epistles of Marcus Tullius Cicero by Fr Reginaldus Thomas Foster, OCD (1939-2020) and  Fr Daniel Patricius McCarthy, OSB.

Fr Reginald had recorded a 10 minute presentation of the volume given in Latin well before his death this past Christmas. He also presented the volume in English in a five-minute video recording, both made with Fr. Daniel and viewed during the book presentation on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at Sant’Anselmo.

Fr Antonio Salvi, OFMCap, former head of the Office of Latin Letters in the Vatican Secretariat of State, spoke personally about Fr Reginald in Italian and then again in Latin about his method of teaching the Latin language. 

Mons. Waldemar Turek, currently of the Vatican Secretariat of State, spoke at length in Latin, as he always spoke with Fr Reginald in the office. His lively conversational Latin touched on the ways in which Reginald was always eager to help others patiently and joyfully to improve or further develop their own Latin compositions and understanding. 


Archbishop Arthur Roche, then Secretary, now Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, spoke in Latin, drawing upon his language of instruction in the first years of his studies. You may read his address available at this link while listening to it in the video beginning at minute 39.11. 

The event was opened and concluded by Fr Bernhard Eckerstorfer, OSB, Rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, who spoke both in Italian and English.



Fr Daniel McCarthy OSB, co-author of the volume, presented in English a slideshow about the different parts of the book.

coverThe volume features manuscript images of the Letters of Cicero from 9th and the 14th centuries reproduced courtesy of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and presented on facing pages with contemporary critical editions of the letters. The Latin text of 51 letters written by Cicero to relatives and close associates are presented with translations of the letters rendered by the co-authors. Commentaries detail how Cicero expressed himself in Latin and include presentations of the structure of selected sentences and their timelines. Cross-referencing provides easy access to  fuller explanations of how the Latin language functions given in the first volume of the series, and Indices of the cross-references provide extensive examples of each element of the Latin language to be found in these letters.



In attendance both in person and online were students of the Pontifical Liturgy Institute and of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, administrators, professors and Latin enthusiasts far and wide.

Book presentation - video

[Note: the problem with the audio is quickly resolved.]


00.00
Introduction by Fr Bernhard Eckerstorfer, OSB, Rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo.
04.20 personal comments about Reginald given by Fr Antonio Salvi, OFMCap, given in Italian.

09.40 personal comments about Reginald given by Mons. Waldemar Turek, given in Latin.
14.20 Reginald’s method of teaching Latin, given in Latin by Fr Antonio Salvi, OFMCap.
17.20 Presentation of the volume by Fr Daniel McCarthy, OSB, co-author, in English.
22.43 Presentation of the volume by Fr Reginald Foster, OCD,  given in English.
27.40 Presentation of the volume by Fr Reginald Foster, OCD, given in Latin
39.11 Latin address of The Right Revd Arthur Roche, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
42.40 Conclusion by Fr Bernhard Eckerstorfer, OSB, Rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo.

 



Una giornata rilassante


Come ogni anno, in prossimità della fine dell’anno accademico, i professori e i collaboratori dell’Ateneo sono stati invitati a una visita culturale. Quest’anno la gita si è tenuta presso i giardini di Villa Corsini alla Lungara, realizzati nel XVI secolo, un tempo residenza della regina Cristina di Svezia, che dal 1883 sono la sede dell’Orto Botanico dell’Università di Roma “La Sapienza”. 

L’attuale Orto Botanico, uno dei più grandi d’Italia, si estende su 12 ettari e conserva oltre 2500 specie naturalistiche provenienti da tutto il mondo. La guida ha mostrato le principali collezioni tra cui quella dei monumentali alberi secolari, la collezione di bambù che è fra le più ricche in Europa, il giardino giapponese, il giardino mediterraneo, le piante aquatiche, il roseto e la collezione delle palme. 

La mattinata si è conclusa con il pranzo, un momento di  convivialità nella caratteristica cornice di Trastevere.


Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments - Appointment


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Change at the top of the Vatican Dicastery for Divine Worship. Among the new appointments, two professors from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo.

The Holy Father has appointed His Excellency Monsignor Arthur Roche, Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Leeds, currently Secretary of the same Congregation, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

The Roman Pontiff also appointed His Excellency Monsignor Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M., currently Bishop of Tortona, Secretary of the same Congregation, at the same time conferring on him the title of Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Tortona. H.E. Rev. Mons. Viola is a teacher of the course "The Sacrament of Orders" at the PIL, from which he also graduated by defending the thesis "'Comple, Domine, in sacerdotibus tuis ministerii tui summam': presbyterate and episcopate in the Sacramentarium Gelasianum Vetus. Per textuum euchologicorum philologiam, ad liturgicam theologiam” (A.Y. 1999-2000).

His Holiness also appointed the Rev. Monsignor Aurelio García Marcías, currently Head of Office of the aforementioned Congregation, under-Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, with an episcopal character and assigning him the titular See of Rotdon. H.E. Mons. García teaches the courses “Ordination Prayers: Liturgical Theology of the Order” and “Episcopal Liturgy” at the PIL; he obtained his Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy (a.y. 2004-2005) at the Athenaeum Anselmianum discussing the thesis «“Kατ’ ἐκκλησίαν πρεσβύτεροι” (Act 14,23). La teología del presbítero en la “Χειροτονία πρεσβυτέρου” del rito bizantino-griego y la “Prex ordinationis presbyterorum” del rito romano».


 

Appointment of Bishop of Rotdon (Catalonia)

 

 




The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Aurelio García Macías as Bishop assigning him the titular seat of Rotdon (Catalonia).
H.E. Mons. Aurelio García Macías is a professor at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy; he obtained his 
Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy  (a.y. 2004-2005) at the Athenaeum Anselmianum discussing the thesis «“Kατἐκκλησίαν πρεσβύτεροι” (Act 14,23). La teología del presbítero en la “Χειροτονία πρεσβυτέρου” del rito bizantino-griego y la “Prex ordinationis presbyterorum” del rito romano».
We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.

 


Appointment of Bishop of the Diocese of Busan (Corea)

  

 

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Pius Sin Hozol as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Busan (Korea) assigning him the titular See of Belesasa.
H.E. Mons. Pius Sin Hozol obtained his License and a  Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy  at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy  (1999-2008) discussing respectively the theses «I titoli e le collette del Salmo 138(139)» and «I tre sussidi liturgici per i salmi 137, 138 e 139».
We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.   
  

Book Presentation

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 11.45-12.30
BOOK PRESENTATION – Sala Capitolo

Ossium Carnes Multae e Marci Tullii Ciceronis epistulis:
The Bones’ Meats Abundant from the epistles of Marcus Tullius Cicero

by Reginaldus Thomas Foster, OCD – Daniel Patricius McCarthy, OSB
Preface by Antonius Salvi, OFMCap.

The presentation will be both in person and online*.
Online link: https://anselmianum.zoom.us/j/5010393297 – Meeting ID: 501 039 3297
To partecipate in person: presidepil@anselmianum.com.
The presentations will be given in Latin and English.

*The event will be held in person according to Covid-19 security rules; in case of more restrictive provisions, the event will be held entirely online.

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This book explains in detail how Cicero expressed himself in his native Latin by examining fifty-one letters written by him to friends and close associates. Fully cross-referenced to fuller explanations given in our first volume Ossa Latinitatis Sola: The Mere Bones of Latin. This volume includes reproductions of the same letters from two manuscripts housed at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence.

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In memory of Fr. Ghislain Lafont OSB


Fr. Ghislain Lafont OSB, of the Abbey of Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire (France), died on 11 May 2021. He was born in 1928.

Fr. Ghislain was professor of this Athenaeum from 1978 to 1995 and at the same time he taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University. His most famous volumes are on the method and structure of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, on Christology, on God, time and being, on the Eucharist as a meal and as a word, on the theological history of the Catholic Church, on hope and, lately, on a different Catholicism.

Nourished by classical and Thomistic theological tradition, in dialogue with contemporary philosophy and anthropological culture, he interpreted Catholic theological thought with rigor and freedom in France, in the USA and often in Italy.

An article he wrote in Munera magazine of 2018 begins with these words:

Thinking about death, isn't it thinking about life? Or rather: try to think about it, because we have been inside it from the beginning and we have neither definition nor possession, for life as for death. Not: "I think, therefore I am", but: "I live, therefore I think". And then: "I'm dying", therefore what?
The tone with which he offered his thoughts remains in the minds and hearts of all who have listened to him.

» In morte di Ghislain Lafont: percorso di vita, by Francesco Strazzari (from Settimananews.it)
» Teologo libero e monaco vero, by Andrea Grillo (from L'Osservatore Romano) 

Appointment of Bishop of the Diocese of Lisala (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

  

 

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal’Etumba as Bishop of the Diocese of Lisala (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
H.E. Mons. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal’Etumba obtained a 
Doctorate in Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy  (2008-2013) with the thesis «Sentiamus, Domine, quaesumus, tui perceptione sacramenti, subsidium mentis et corporis» (Post Communionem du lundi de la première semaine de Carême). Salut et santé d’après l’euchologie des messes du Temps de Carême dans le Missale Romanum, 2008.
We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.   




VII meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano"


  
Metaseminario lacaniano
A series of meetings on Jacques Lacan's Seminar XIX “...or Worse” (1971-1972)
VII meeting

On Monday 10 May 2021, at 6.30 p.m., the VII meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano" will be held. Dr. Antonio Di Ciaccia (Psychoanalyst SLP, President of the Istituto Freudiano) will present «Che cosa cerca Lacan?». The meeting will be coordinated by prof. Fabrizio Palombi (University of Calabria). As in previous times, the event will be broadcast live on the Metaseminario lacaniano Facebook group; participation is free upon registration to the group.

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Convegno di studio "L'umano dei sacramenti"

Convegno di studio "L'umano dei sacramenti"
Torreglia 3-4 maggio 2021 (online)

L'Istituto di Liturgia Pastorale, affiliato alla Facoltà di Teologia del Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo, organizza dal 3 al 4 maggio 2021 il convegno di studio "L'umano dei sacramenti".

Il problema maggiore di cui la pratica dei sacramenti oggi soffre sembra riguardare la loro rilevanza sul piano dell’esperienza umana. Nella loro costituzione teandrica, essi si connettono in modo decisivo con diversi aspetti della vita umana, aprendola all’incontro con la salvezza in Cristo. Tuttavia proprio il legame con le situazioni della vita alle quali essi sono destinati risulta problematico e spinge continuamente verso la ricerca di nuovi correttivi pastorali. Basti pensare ai casi dell’iniziazione cristiana, della penitenza, dell’unzione degli infermi. Ci proponiamo quindi di tornare a considerare che cosa comporta il fatto che i sacramenti siano “nativamente” connessi con i vari aspetti della vita umana, verifi¬cando a quali condizioni è possibile che la loro celebrazione diventi esperienza di salvezza. È uno snodo riflessivo e pratico essenziale per ritrovare l’identità e l’efficacia dei sacramenti stessi.

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Permanent Monastic Formation Course

  

 


The cycle of online courses offered by the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo and the Monastic Institute has begun. The aim is to offer ongoing formation in monasteries.

 

Video for tollerance and education to peace



At the request of the Embassy of Israel to the Holy See and within the 55th anniversary of the declaration Nostra Aetate, the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo has participated in the media campaign focused on the need to combat antisemitism. Video messages from the Roman Curia, pontifical universities, members of the diplomatic corps, associations and friends have been released to the media. 

Sant'Anselmo 2021 Award


 On the occasion of the feast of Sant'Anselmo it was announced that the doctoral thesis “Poenitentia laboriosus quidam Baptismus” by Dr. Silvia Angelaccio won the Sant'Anselmo 2021 Award. The academic community congratulates the doctor, whose study will be published within the Studia Anselmiana series of the Ateneo.

Silvia (Sr. Aurora) Angelaccio was born in Rome in 1976. In 1999, she embraced the consecrated life by becoming part of the “Sisters of the Apostles”. She obtained a licentiate in theological anthropology from the San Pietro Theological Institute in Viterbo and a doctorate in dogmatic-sacramental theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo. She currently lives in Orvieto, where she carries out various pastoral activities, holding the post of Vice Chancellor of the Diocesan Curia of Orvieto-Todi.

Presentation (by prof. Andrea Grillo, moderator of the thesis)
“Battesimo laborioso”: una storia millenaria e una sfida alla pastorale contemporanea

La dottoressa Silvia Angelaccio ha scritto una tesi di dottorato molto accurata e ben strutturata, che reca il titolo: “Poenitentia laboriosus quidam Baptismus”. Da una definizione tridentina del sacramento della penitenza alla riscoperta della pena temporale come lavoro/sofferenza. Nella sua ricerca la candidata ha scavato in una espressione poco citata, quella di “battesimo laborioso”, grazia alla quale ha portato alla luce una esperienza sacramentale e spirituale spesso rimossa. In effetti una definizione sorprendente di penitenza – offerta in termini di “lavoro”, di “sofferenza” e di “pena temporale” – ha potuto essere utilizzata, nel XVI secolo, per creare una correlazione tra protestantesimo e cattolicesimo, in una sorta di incrocio tra differenza e identità confessionale. Forse in quella definizione audace il Concilio di Trento è stato nel punto più prossimo e insieme nel punto più distante da Lutero. Punto di intreccio tra una tradizione che affianca al battesimo un altro sacramento della penitenza, e una tradizione che fa del battesimo l’unico luogo sacramentale della penitenza. Tuttavia quella espressione pescava in una lunga tradizione precedente, che si estende per più di un millennio, nella quale proprio questa correlazione tra penitenza e laboriosità era di una evidenza talmente ovvia, da non aver quasi bisogno di essere menzionata.

Voglio qui ricordare che la candidata era giunta ad affrontare il grado di dottorato del suo studio teologico provenendo da un precedente lavoro dedicato al tema del “soffrire” in teologia e ha potuto scoprire, nella espressione tridentina del laboriosus baptismus, la traccia un poco nascosta di una tradizione antica e medievale di comprensione della penitenza che il tempo moderno, successivo a Trento, aveva gradualmente emarginato e quasi totalmente perduto. In questa visione perdono e lavoro, gioia e pena, sollievo e fatica si corrispondono nel sacramento della penitenza ed anzi, proprio l’essere “faticoso” ne identifica, per Trento, la differenza essenziale dal battesimo. Questa è stata l’intuizione di fondo e la scommessa del lavoro: tornare a pensare la serietà di questa definizione e il suo possibile impatto sulla teologia contemporanea. Per farlo si è dovuto scavare nella formula tridentina, che risponde alle – e dialoga con le – posizioni di Lutero sulla penitenza, per cogliere della formula stessa tutta la profondità storica e tutta la potenza sistematica. La struttura del lavoro è perciò molto suggestiva: inizia da una accurata esposizione della comprensione della penitenza e del battesimo in Lutero e della risposta articolata istruita in più fasi dal Concilio di Trento. Da questo punto centrale si dipartono poi due linee: una verso le premesse patristiche e medievali; l’altra verso la storia degli effetti moderni e contemporanei della formula e del suo contenuto. Così, intorno alla “laboriosità” della penitenza si percorre una lunga storia, che va da Gregorio Nazianzeno a Shelley Rambo, passando per la Scolastica e per il Catechismo tridentino.

Non è azzardato constatare come mancasse uno studio completo e diacronicamente tanto ampio sul tema specifico del “battesimo laborioso”. Vi troviamo tutti i testi più rilevanti e tutti i commenti più significativi, sicuramente da Trento in poi, insieme ad una rassegna significativa sulle fonti antiche e medievali. Si tratta, come appare da queste poche note, di una ricerca esemplare, sia per la fatica certosina nel ricostruire analiticamente i singoli passi della “fortuna critica” di una espressione, sia per la rilettura contemporanea del tema del “fare penitenza”, tanto in relazione alle logiche di iniziazione, quanto rispetto al vissuto antropologico e spirituale dei soggetti implicati nella dinamica peccato/perdono. Siamo di fronte ad un contributo importante, che quando finalmente prenderà forma stampata e sarà pubblicato, potrà diventare un passaggio obbligato per tutti coloro che vorranno comprendere il senso e la portata non solo di questa espressione tridentina, ma anche di una più profonda comprensione spirituale e pastorale del fare penitenza nella Chiesa di oggi e di domani. Il lavoro onora la ricerca della giovane candidata e l’Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, nel quale Silvia Angelaccio (per vocazione sr. Aurora) ha imparato a lavorare contemporaneamente sul dato positivo della storia e sullo schema speculativo che guida e orienta la tradizione, sviluppando così una viva attenzione allo stesso tempo retro- e ante-oculata, da cui il lettore avrà modo di trarre cose antiche e cose nuove.


Rediscovering the love of reading (lectio) for our better future

 


 

The Centre Jean Leclercq will present the international debate, "Rediscovering the love of reading (lectio) for our better future", on 29 April 2021.

The debate, entirely on-line, aims to inspire the participants (not only scholars and students) to reflect on reading and its possible role in our times.

To participate, please email organizational@anselmianum.com by 26 April 2021.

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The message of Saint Anselm


  

 On the occasion of the Solemnity of Saint Anselm on 21 April, Rev. Fr. Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer OSB, Rector of the Athenaeum, celebrated the festive mass. You can download the homily here


La lunga ombra del Settecento

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È uscito il testo La lunga ombra del Settecento. Nuove prospettive sul secolo dei lumi,  a cura di Maurizio Maione. La pubblicazione fa parte della collana Ragione Plurale della Facoltà di Filosofia del Pontificio Ateneo sant'Anselmo.

Breve descrizione
Il rapporto natura-cultura, l’origine del linguaggio, il ruolo della corporeità, l’attività mentale, lo statuto teorico delle leggi e la morale individuale sono nodi concettuali che potrebbero straordinariamente indurre il dibattito filosoficoattuale a richiamarsi ad alcune fasi, ad alcuni autori o ad alcuni testi del Settecento che non sempre si inscrivono agevolmente ed univocamente nelle linee programmatiche dell’Empirismo e dell’Illuminismo. Il presente volumecollettaneo prova a suggerire un nuovo percorso di lettura, alternativo a quelli normalmente praticati, intorno ad autori come Condillac, Herder, Reid, Rousseau, La Mettrie, Deschamps, Sade e Linneo.

Maurizio Maione
è laureato in Filosofia, ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca in Filosofia presso la Sapienza Università di Roma in collaborazione con l’ateneo scozzese di Aberdeen con una tesi dal titolo “Fisiologia, teoria della mente e linguaggio nella Scozia del XVIII secolo”.
Già docente presso l’Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale e presso le Facoltà di Filosofia e Scienze della Comunicazione della Sapienza Università di Roma, ha tenuto interventi a convegni e seminari in Italia e all’estero. Dall’anno accademico 2014 è docente presso la Facoltà di Filosofia del Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmo di Roma dove, in veste di professore invitato, insegna Filosofia del linguaggio.
I suoi campi d’interesse sono la Filosofia del linguaggio, la teoria della mente e la storia delle idee.
Ha al suo attivo saggi e monografie riguardanti la Filosofia del linguaggio e la storia del pensiero linguistico, in particolare il dibattito anglo-scozzese del XVIII Secolo (Hume e Reid).


Christus Christi est sacramentum

coverÈ uscito il testo Christus Christi est sacramentum. Una storia dei sacramenti nel Medioevo del prof. Claudio Ubaldo Cortoni. Il manuale fa parte della collana Ecclesia orans. Studi e Ricerche del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico.

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VI meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano"


  
Metaseminario lacaniano
A series of meetings on Jacques Lacan's Seminar XIX “...or Worse” (1971-1972)
VI meeting

On Monday 12 April 2021, at 6.30 p.m., the VI meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano" will be held. Prof. Claudio D'Aurizio (University of Calabria) will present «“La funzione dello scritto”. Nel XIX Seminario... o peggio». The meeting will be coordinated by prof. Fabrizio Palombi (University of Calabria). As in previous times, the event will be broadcast live on the Metaseminario lacaniano Facebook group; participation is free upon registration to the group.

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Mixed-mode teaching from 12 April 2021

    

 Starting from Monday, 12 April 2021, teaching will be held in mixed mode (online and in-classroom).
Any updates related to individual courses will be communicated in time.
 

The General Secretariat will be closed from April 6 to 9, 2021

The General Secretariat will be closed from April 6 to 9, 2021.  

Appointment of Bishop of the Diocese of Bunda (Tanzania)

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Simon Chibuga Masondole as Bishop of the Diocese of Bunda (Tanzania).
H.E. Mons. Simon Chibuga Masondole obtained a Doctorate in Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (2012-2016) with the thesis The importance of traditional healing approaches for the pastoral care of the sick: a tentative of inculturation among the Kerewe in the diocese of Bunda (Tanzania).
We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.  

Lent Meditations


  

 Dear professors, students and collaborators of the Athenaeum,

on behalf of the University Chaplaincy and the Student Relations Office of our Athenaeum, we would like to invite you to a series of meditations for Lent by the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo.
Once again, due to the pandemic, they will be held in the form of video-meditations which will be published from time to time during these weeks.
You can view them by clicking here.

We wish you a good Lenten season.
Kind regards,
P. Pachomius Okogie OSB, Fr. Stefan Geiger OSB 

Metaphorein - Passaggi aperti tra vita e sacramento


Elmar Salmann
Metaphorein - Passaggi aperti tra vita e sacramento

A cura di Gianluca De Candia
Cittadella, 2021
ISBN 9788830817746

La pubblicazione è il frutto dell’VIII incontro delle Lectiones Vagagginianae del 21 novembre 2018, giornata di studio organizzata dalla specializzazione dogmatico-sacramentaria della Facoltà di Teologia del Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo di Roma.
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Elmar Salmann OSB, nato nel 1948 a Hagen (Vestfalia), ha compiuto gli studi di filosofia, lettere e teologia a Paderborn, Vienna e Münster. Dal 1973 monaco benedettino dell’Abbazia di Gerleve, per oltre trent’anni ha insegnato teologia e filosofia al Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo e all’Università Gregoriana di Roma. È una delle voci più originali del pensiero teologico contemporaneo.
Gianluca De Candia, dopo aver compiuto gli studi filosofico-teologici presso la Facoltà Teologica Pugliese (Istituto «Regina Apuliae»), ha conseguito il dottorato in Teologia fondamentale sotto la direzione del prof. Salmann presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana. Oltre a collaborare con alcune riviste, ha già pubblicato «La vera amabilità del Cristianesimo. Charme e stile di una fede postmoderna» (Soveria Mannelli, 2009).

 Il testo è disponibile presso i principali rivenditori online.

Per una presentazione del volume: "Salmann: una 'mistagogia' per il nostro tempo" di Gianluca De Candia

 

 


Solennità di san Benedetto

In occasione della solennità di san Benedetto (21 marzo), lunedì 22 alle 11.30 si terrà la messa solenne presso la chiesa di sant'Anselmo.

Distance learning from Monday 15 March 2021


 

Following Law no. 29 of 12 March 2021, teaching will only take place as "distance learning" from Monday 15 March 2021 until the Easter holidays. Each Faculty will decide and communicate autonomously with regard to Councils, defences etc. Unless otherwise indicated, we will resume teaching activities in person after the Easter holidays.
The library and the offices of our university remain open for professors and students as previously.  


Change in the hours of the Office of the Registrar

Change in the hours of the Office of the Registrar The Office of the Registrar will be closed to the public on Fridays in order to carry out its official duties.
Thank you for your attention and understanding.  

V meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano"


  
Metaseminario lacaniano
A series of meetings on Jacques Lacan's Seminar XIX “...or Worse” (1971-1972)
V meeting

On Monday 8 March 2021, at 6.30 p.m., the V meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano" will be held. Prof. Deborah De Rosa (University of Calabria) will present “Intersezioni tra logica e psicoanalisi: a partire dal XIX Seminario”. The meeting will be coordinated by prof. Fabrizio Palombi (University of Calabria). As in previous times, the event will be broadcast live on the Metaseminario lacaniano Facebook group; participation is free upon registration to the group.

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Cardinal Koch Visits the Jerusalem School of Theology



 Currently, in the opening weeks of March 2021, the students and administration of the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem, (Jerusalem School of Theology), a section of our Faculty of Theology, have been joined by six German-Muslim students of Islamic theology. The Islamic theology students will study and participate in joint lectures regarding Islam and Muslim-Christian relations with both Muslim and Christian lecturers.

The so called “Muslimisch-Christliche Werkwochen”, or "Muslim-Christian Work Weeks", are a regular component of the Jerusalem School's program. All of the students are not only studying, but eating and spending free time together, with the idea that dialogues continue or have a chance to continue after the lessons.

On Tuesday, 2 March, Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave a talk to the Muslim and Christian students concerning the current developments of the dialogues between the Catholic Church and the Eastern Churches and of the dialogues between the Catholic Church and the Churches of the Reformation and Neo-Pentecostal Churches.

As the President of the Pontificial Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Cardinal Koch also gave insights into this very important dialogue.

After his lecture, Cardinal Koch spent a full hour in open discussion with the students. For many years Cardinal Koch has been a long-standing friend and supporter of the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem, as was his predecessor Walter Cardinal Kasper.

Both the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem consider ecumenism a mission. At the conclusion of his discussion, Cardinal Koch and the students promised to encourage and support one another in their future ecumenical pursuits.

Past events
» Cardinal Casper visits the Jerusalem School of Theology
» Papal Audience for the students of the Jerusalem School of Theology

Floral Art for the Liturgy

  

 Starting from 5 March 2021, the second level of the Floral Art for the Liturgy course of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy will take place. The lessons will be on Friday afternoons, for a total of 4 meetings. 















Esame di verifica delle lingue moderne

Gentili Studenti, sono aperte le iscrizioni all'esame di verifica delle lingue moderne, in programma per sabato 6 marzo 2021.
Le iscrizioni termineranno mercoledì 3 marzo.
Ricordiamo che per ottenere il grado della Licenza sono richiesti 2 esami di verifica delle lingue e per il Dottorato una terza.
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Symposium “Inheritance of a Presence”



One year after the death of our Prof. Silvano Maggiani OSM (invited professor at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy from 1986 to 2018), the Pontifical Theological Faculty "Marianum" celebrated the memory of Fr. Maggiani with a symposium that took place online on 25 February 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Appointment of Bishop of the Diocese of Lisala (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal'Etumba, of the clergy of Kinshasa, currently Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments of the C.E.N.C.O., as Bishop of the Diocese of Lisala (Democratic Republic of Congo).
H.E. Mons. Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal'Etumba obtained a Doctorate in Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (2008-2013) with the thesis "’Sentiamus, Domine, quaesumus, tui perceptione sacramenti, subsidium mentis et corporis’ (Post Communionem du lundi de la première semaine de Carême). Salut et santé d'après l'euchologie des Messes du Temps de Carême dans le Missale Romanum, 2008”. We extend to His Excellency our best wishes for his appointment.

Avviso per gli studenti - Architettura e Arti per la Liturgia

Sono state pubblicate le informazioni per sostenere l'esame conclusivo dell'annualità 2020-2021.
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Notice for students – Interfaculty days

Interfaculty days scheduled for 18-19 February 2021 have been suspended.
Lessons, however, will be held as normal on the 18th and 19th.

"Virtual" Liturgy? XII International Congress of Liturgy

  

 

With reference to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy has decided to postpone the XII International Liturgy Congress scheduled for May 2021, to 20, 21 and 22 October 2021, in the hope that this will facilitate participation in person and online.

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Course Descriptions for the second semester

 
 
TheCourse Descriptions for the second semester of the academic year 2020-2021 are online.

You can consult the complete Catalogue of the University in the documents section while the individual Course Descriptions of the cycles of each Faculty are available on their respective pages.

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Faculty of Philosophy
» Baccalaureate
» License
» Doctorte

 Faculty of Theology
» Dogmatic and Sacramental Theology - License
» Monastic Studies - License
» Spiritual Theology - License

Pontifical Institute of Liturgy
» Propaedeutic
» Baccalaureate
» License
» Doctorate

 




IV meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano"


  
Metaseminario lacaniano
A series of meetings on Jacques Lacan's Seminar XIX “...or Worse” (1971-1972)
IV meeting

On Monday 8 February 2021, at 6.30 p.m., the IV meeting of the "Metaseminario lacaniano" will be held. Prof. Luca Parisoli(Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Calabria) will present “Fonti e funzioni dell'ampliamento del concetto formale di negazione in ... Ou pire”. The meeting will be coordinated by prof. Fabrizio Palombi (second-level professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Calabria). As in previous times, the event will be broadcast live on the Metaseminario lacaniano Facebook group; participation is free upon registration to the group.

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Fernando Rivas OSB is the new Vice-Rector


  
 
Grand Chancellor and Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan OSB, after consulting with the members of the Academic Senate, on 4 February 2021 appointed prof. Fernando Rivas OSB, who is currently dean of the Faculty of Theology.
We extend our best wishes to the new Vice-Rector for his new post. 

Philippe Rouillard OSB


 

On 1st January 2021, Professor Philippe Rouillard OSB (1926-2021), a monk and priest of the Abbey of Saint-Paul de Wisques, passed away.
Professor Rouillard received his Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo in 1958 and from 1972 to 2002 he was a professor at the Faculty of Theology.
He has been Professor of Sacramental Theology since 1988 and was also Director of the Studia Anselmiana series.
We pray for the deceased and for his community. 

Vincent Tobin OSB


 

Prof. Vincent Tobin OSB (1933-2020), monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Abbey (St. Meinrad, IN) died on 22 December 2020.
P. Tobin resided for almost twenty years at Saint Anselm's (from 1986 to 2005) serving as General Secretary. He also taught Latin and Greek at the Athenaeum.
As we remember him with gratitude, we pray for him and his community.  

Scholarship for the Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy

 


The Pontifical Athenaeum St. Anselmo awards a scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022 to a candidate from a developing nation.  The requests must reach the Rector Magnifico by January 31, 2021.

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Mgr Robert Mogapi Mphiwe

On 25 November 2020, the Holy Father appointed Mgr Robert Mogapi Mphiwe, until now Vicar General, Bishop of the Diocese of Rustenburg (South Africa).
Mgr Robert Mogapi Mphiwe, born on 14 March 1972, received his Licentiate in Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome.
We wish H.E. Mogapi Mphiwe all the best on his appointment.

Exam booking

From 14 January, bookings for examinations are now open.
The deadline was extended to 24 January.
Some exams may be missing, so students are invited to check by the hour.
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CRUIPRO interinstitutional agreement

 
link to the CRUIPRO websiteStarting from the second semester of the academic year 2020/2021, the Interinstitutional Agreement of the Conference of Rectors of Roman Universities and Pontifical Institutions (CRUIPRO) will be active, aimed at encouraging, at no additional cost, the mobility of students within the Roman ecclesiastical university system. The agreement was signed on 7 December 2020, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium.

Thanks to this agreement, ordinary students enrolled in one of the Roman universities and pontifical institutions will be able to attend a course in one of the other signatory institutions, subject to authorization from the institution to which they belong and acceptance of the host one.

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Promemoria agli studenti – Tasse accademiche

Ricordiamo a tutti gli studenti di verificare i pagamenti delle tasse accademiche dalla propria pagina dello studente. Per chi risulti non in regola con le tasse, non sarà possibile effettuare le prenotazioni agli esami. Nuove normative bloccano l'inserimento con forzatura, da parte della Segreteria Generale, quindi per situazioni particolari sarà necessario rivolgersi all'Ufficio Rettore.
Ringraziamo per la collaborazione.
Segreteria Generale

Library schedule

During the Christmas period the library will follow the following schedule:
19 December: 8:30-12:30
21-23 December: 8:30-18:00
24 December-3 January: closed
4 January: 8:30-18:00
5-6 January: closed 

Papal Audience for the students of the Theologisches Studienjahr

Students of the "Theologisches Studienjahr" on December 18 participated in an audience with Pope Francis at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican.

The "Theologisches Studienjahr," of the Abbey of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jerusalem, is part of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo. It is a five-year philosophical-theological course for selected students from the faculties of Theology of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with a focus on the study of Sacred Scripture, archaeology and topography of the Holy Land, ecumenism among Christians as well as dialogue with Judaism and Islam. Due to the pandemic, this year's study program could not take place in the Holy Land, but was hosted at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo in Rome.

» Click here to read the Pope's speech to the students or here to read about it on Vatican News

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Blessed exile: Jerusalem Students meet Pope Francis

The students and administration of the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem, (Jerusalem School of Theology), who are currently residing and studying at Sant'Anselmo during their Covid-induced "exile" from Jerusalem, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on 18 December. Fr. Nikodemus Schnabel OSB, prefect, and Prof. Johanna Erzberger, dean of the program, organised the visit, which came from a whimsical idea of their students.

Fr. Nikodemus explains: "When we hold our regular studies in Jerusalem, I am in charge of organising the visits to the Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Latin Patriarchates and the other hierarchs of the different churches. Last October, our group had the good fortune to receive a visit from the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa O.F.M., here at Sant'Anselmo. Afterward, the students joked that it would be great if they could now visit the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis. So I began investigating, making phone calls and trying to make it work. I thought that especially now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis may not be receiving as many people as he normally would, and that he would have more time for an audience with us.

"So, on the 18 December, in the late morning, we found ourselves honoured to have an audience with the Pope! I was expecting just a small gathering, but the Vatican decided to make it very official and call in a camera team and write a speech, translate the speech from Italian into English, Spanish and German, and then post it on the web site. I was quite surprised, but I think it succeeded both because of our association and affiliation with Sant'Anselmo - Abbot Primate Gregory Polan as Grand Chancellor of our program, as well Rector Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer and Prior Mauritius Wilde, who accompanied us - and because our program is related to his latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, which addresses exactly what our program is about: Dialogue. Our program features Lutheran, Catholic and Reformed students in dialogue with Judaism, Islam and non-believers."

Fr. Nikodemus is a monk of Dormition Abbey, which founded the Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem and from where it is normally based. Fr. Laurentius Klein of Dormition Abbey, who founded the program in 1973, believed that one should study the Bible in the land of the Bible. As Klein put it, "Just as students of forestry have to do internships in the forest, so theologians should study the Bible in the land of the Bible".

The Laurentius Klein Chair of the program, Dean Johanna Erzberger, notes that the students study a wide range of topics surrounding the Bible, including archeology, ecumenism, eastern churches, Judaism and Islam. "Obviously, in Jerusalem", she said, "we have immediate access to all of these things". and went on to add, "Also, given the special German history, we focus from the very beginning on the dialogue between Christians and Jews. We think it's very important to give each new generation insight into the ecumenical aspects of this relationship as well as into the dialogue with Islam, with political thinking and non-believers".

The Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem program is academically part of Ateneo Sant'Anselmo's Faculty of Theology, and since it had to be held from September to December directly at Sant'Anselmo, the ties between both institutions could be strengthened.

Advent meditations


 Dear professors, students and staff of the Athenaeum, the pandemic imposes on us some unusual modalities for our Advent spiritual offering. On behalf of the University Chaplaincy and the Student Relations Office of our Athenaeum, we invite you to two modes of meditation.

1. Advent Video-Meditations
The University Chaplain offers you three Advent meditations in the form of video meditations. You can view them by clicking here.

2. A common moment of meditation and sharing
We also propose two common moments in videoconference through Zoom: Wednesday 9/12/2020 and Wednesday 16/12/2020, 12:00-12:15 pm.
The meeting will include a short reflection (9/12: Fr. Ruberval Monteiro, 16/12: Fr. Mauritius Wilde), a musical contribution and will conclude with a prayer in common.

 ZOOM LINK for the Advent meditation

We wish you a good Advent season.
Kind regards,
P. Pachomius Okogie OSB, Fr. Stefan Geiger OSB 

Sig. João Rodrigues

Il Sig. João Rodrigues, padre del nostro residente e studente P. Álvaro Luvisa Rodrigues, è deceduto il 17 dicembre 2020 ad Angola.
Preghiamo per il suo riposo eterno e per la consolazione della sua famiglia.

Election of the Dean of Theology



The Congregation for Catholic Education approved the appointment of Professor Fernando Rivas OSB as Dean of the Faculty of Theology for a four-year term.
On behalf of the University Community, the Rector thanks the outgoing Dean, Prof. Eduardo López Tello García OSB, for the commitment with which he carried out his duties for four years.
We wish the new Dean, Professor Rivas, all the best in his new task, and thank him for all he has already done in the University as a lecturer and coordinator.

Fernando Rivas OSB
Professor Fernando Rivas OSB (1955) studied Philosophy and Theology in Argentina (his native country). He then went on to study at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, obtaining a Licentiate in Monastic Theology (1993) and a Doctorate in Theology (2012).
From 1999 to 2015 he was Abbot of the Monastery of San Benito de Luján (Buenos Aires). In 2017 he returned to Sant’Anselmo as a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and in 2018 he was appointed coordinator of the Monastic Institute; with the Covid emergency he took on the role of head of the Athenaeum’s IT group. He was the promoter of the new online course “Estudio Monásticos en español” of which he is currently the coordinator. Over the years he has given courses on monastic theology (including women’s monasteries), the Rule of St Benedict and Gregorian chant.
He is the author of six publications and numerous articles and reviews. He was director of the monastic journal Coloquio for sixteen years and a member of the editorial board of the Benedictine Congregation of the Cono Sur Cuadernos Monásticos for twelve years.
In addition to his university work, he is Vice-Principal of the College of Sant’Anselmo, a post he held in Argentina before being appointed Abbot of San Benito de Luján.

Prof. Odo Lang OSB (1938-2020)

Il 5 dicembre è deceduto il Prof. Odo Lang OSB (1938-2020) dell’Abbazia di Einsiedeln. Il prof. Lang ha studiato al PIL dal 1965 al 1968, anno in cui ha ottenuto il dottorato in Liturgia con la tesi: Das Commune Sanctorum in den Missale-Handschriften, moderata dal prof. Neunheuser.

Il Prof. Lang è stato docente di Storia della liturgia nel PIL dal 1973 al 1984.
Preghiamo per il defunto e per la comunità di Einsiedeln.

Discussion on Roman Missals



In honour of the 450th anniversary of the Missale Romanum of 1570 and the 50th anniversary of the Missale Romanum of 1970, an international, ecumenical discussion was hosted by the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at Sant'Anselmo, Rome, 17-18 November 2020 as part of the project Liturgiam aestimare: Appreciating Liturgy.

Hosts
RR. Gregory J. Polan OSB, from Conception Abbey, Missouri; Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation, Chancellor of the Ateneo St. Anselmo.
R.P. Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, monk of Kremsmünster Abbey, Austria; Rector of the Ateneo St. Anselmo.
R.P. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, monk of Montserrat Abbey, Spain; Dean of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (PIL), Rome.

Four papers were submitted and read by the participants in preparation for discussion at the colloquium. Participants either gave a paper or a prepared response to a paper; they included a religious superior and scholars with terminal degrees in their field.

Participants
RR. Ian Ernest, Anglican Archbishop; Director, Anglican Centre, and The Personal Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See.
R.P. Stefan Geiger OSB, monk of Schäftlarn Abbey, Germany; Lect.: Faculty of Theology and PIL, St. Anselmo; Liturgy Institute London.
Prof. Basilius “Bert" Groen, Prof. em., University of Graz; Prof. inv.: KU Leuven; Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome; Liturgy Institute London.
R.P. James Leachman OSB, monk of Ealing Abbey, London; Prof. em. PIL; Prof. inv. KU Leuven; participant, Process Work Psychology.
R.P. Daniel McCarthy OSB, monk of St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas; Lect., PIL; Liturgy Institute London; Prof. inv. KU Leuven.
Prof. Gerard Moore, President, The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Pennant Hills, New South Wales.
R.P. Pachomius Okogie OSB, monk of Ewu Priory, Edo, Nigeria; member, Perspective Science, Austin, Texas; ex-secretary general, teacher, St. Anselmo.


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“Tradizione-adattamento-traduzione” (SC 37-38)

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On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the promulgation of the Liturgical Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council, the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, the Liturgical Action Center, the Association of Professors of Liturgy and the Disciples of the Divine Master are honored to invite H.H. to the day of study.

"Translation-adaptation-translation" (SC 37-38)
The question of translations of the Roman Missal and the problem in different languages.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
9.00-12.00 (online event)

Program

Greeting of Prof. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, Dean of the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico.
Moderator Prof. Muroni Pietro Angelo, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Pontificia Università Urbaniana.
La traduzione dei libri liturgici: l'"assillo" della riforma liturgica.

Prof. González Padrós Jaume, Prof. of the Instituto Superior de Liturgia ad instar facultatis (ILF)
¿Un rito adaptable es un rito? Tensión entre adaptación y formación litúrgica.
H.E. Maniago Claudio, President of the Commissione Episcopale per la liturgia
Terza edizione italiana del Messale Romano. Tappe del Lavoro di redazione e criteri della traduzione.
Prof. Drouin Gilles, Director of the Institut Superieur de Liturgie in seno all’Institut Catholique de Paris
«Traduire/adapter la liturgie, oscillations françaises».
Most Rev. Prof. Polan Gregory J. OSB, Grand Chancellor of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo
The Challenges of preparing good and authentic translations for the Liturgy.
Prof. Pott Thomas OSB, Prof. of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo
Altre dinamiche teologiche, altri paradigmi storici: prospettive orientali.
Dr. So Agostino, dr. in Liturgy at the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico
La nuova edizione del Missale Romanum in lingua coreana (2017).

To participate you need to register online: registration form.  

Floral Art for the Liturgy


  

The course is addressed to sacristi, custodians of churches and chapels and to all those, men and women, who, with generosity, wish to begin to place themselves at the service of the liturgy through floral art, but also to those who are already engaged in this activity, wants to deepen its technical and liturgical knowledge.  

Nomina Preside del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico


La Congregazione per l'Educazione Cattolica, con una lettera inviata in data 12 novembre 2020, ha confermato la richiesta presentata dal Gran Cancelliere e Abate Primate, Rev. P. Gregory J. Polan OSB che in riferimento a quanto deciso nel Consiglio di Facoltà del PIL svoltosi il 21 ottobre 2020 e presieduto dal Rettore, prof. Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, ha postulato il prof. Jordi-Agustí Piqué i Collado OSB, come Preside del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico per la durata di 4 anni. 

A nome della comunità Anselmiana il Rettore dell’Ateneo esprime al Preside le più sincere congratulazioni per la sua nomina e per il consenso ricevuto dai membri del PIL.


Rev.do Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior

3rd November 2020. Appointment of Auxiliary Bishops of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil). The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), assigning him the Titular See of Tindari. H.E. Mgr. Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior obtained a Licentiate in Liturgy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo (1992-1995). We extend our best wishes to H.E. Mons. Dorival Souza Barreto.

Nuove disposizioni


Facendo seguito alle disposizioni del Governo italiano (3 novembre 2020),
a partire da lunedì 9 novembre 2020, fino al 3 dicembre 2020, la didattica sarà esclusivamente a distanza.
La biblioteca e gli uffici rimangono aperti. Le difese delle tesi si terranno a distanza.

Avviso per gli studenti

30 ottobre 2020. Per rimanere sempre aggiornati, vi invitiamo a controllare la pagina degli avvisi dentro il menù della Segreteria (Studenti > Segreteria > Avvisi).
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Covid-19 - norme

By clicking here you can download the rules for access to the University.

New teaching provisions

Starting from 26 October 2020 integrated digital teaching will be used for 75% of the students enrolled.
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H.E. Mons. Wilton D. Gregory

25th October 2020. The Holy Father has announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals, among them H.E. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, who received his doctorate in Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, discussing his thesis The lector-minister of the Word. An historical and liturgical study of the office of lector in the western Church (supervisor prof. A.J. Chupungco). We extend our best wishes to H.E. Mons. Gregory.

Ecclesia orans 2020/2

Ecclesia orans
The second issue of XXXVII year (2020) has been published.

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12 October 2020. Course on Missal

From today, October 12, 2020, registrations are open for the second course of the new edition of the missal.
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7 October 2020. Appointments

The Holy Father has appointed Consultors of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Prof. Pietro Angelo Muroni, Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome and professor at PIL and Sr. Katia De Simone, E.F., doctoral candidate at PIL.

5 October 2020. Visit of the Cardinal Walter Casper



On the occasion of the official opening of the Academic Year of Sant'Anselmo, Cardinal Walter Kasper also visited the "Theological Study of Jerusalem", which found hospitality at Sant'Anselmo during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to thank Cardinal Kasper, who never showed signs of fatigue during the long and lively discussion. His words regarding his commitment, his experiences, and his vision of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, concerned one of the key themes of our program. We want to thank Sant’Anselmo for making us feel at home in the academic institution, letting us participate in the opening and giving us the opportunity to meet Cardinal Kasper. Prof. Dr. Johanna Erzberger (Dean)

5 October 2020. Inauguration a.y. 2020/2021

On October 5, 2020, the inauguration of the academic year 2020/2021 was held at the church of Sant'Anselmo on the Aventino.
S. Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper held the speech Testimony to Jesus Christ in today's world. Reflections on Christology.
The act, transmitted online, is available below.