This Summer: Study in Italy the way St. Thomas did

My friend John Joy (who is studying theology in Europe) passes along this great opportunity. Read beneath the fold to discover all the details!

Here are the details:

The St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies is a new organization dedicated to the revival of higher studies in theology undertaken according to the mind and method of the great scholastics. This purpose is realized principally through the regular hosting of two-week long Summer programs, in which participants are invited to an intensive course of studies in Catholic theology presented in the form of the great Catholic universities of the high Middle Ages. Unique to these programs is the combination of scholastic form and content, namely the study of St. Thomas Aquinas in the way that St. Thomas himself would have studied. Hence the dedication of the Center to his own teacher, St. Albert the Great.

The inaugural Summer program is taking place from June 20 – July 1, 2011 in Norcia, Italy. The academic focus of this year’s program is Sacramental Theology, with readings taken principally from St. Thomas Aquinas, but also from St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, Ven. John Paul II, et al.

Participants are invited to attend daily Mass and to pray the Divine Office with the Benedictine Monks of Norcia. Fr. Cassian Fulsom, OSB, consultor for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Disciple of the Sacraments, has also graciously agreed to give the keynote address for the program.

Optional organized excursions include hiking in the beautiful Mount Sibiline National Park and trips to nearby Assisi and Cascia. For the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 23), a special trip to Rome will be organized in order to join the Holy Father for Eucharistic procession and adoration.

Who: Qualified applicants over the age of eighteen.

When: June 20 – July 1, 2011.

Where: Norcia, Italy.

Cost: $975.

For more information on the program please see the website:



  • Beefalo

    The link appears to be broken.

    I think this is it:

    • Thomas Peters

      Thanks Beefalo – I’ll check out the link.

  • John

    Thanks for posting this, Thomas. Besides the academic quality of the program, I think your papist readers will also appreciate the opportunity to spend the great feast of Corpus Christi in Rome with our Holy Father.

    Viva Papa Benedetto!



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