Wednesday May 6 2015, the University hosted a study day reflecting upon Consecrated Life, current theme of the liturgical year.

Speakers included Auxiliary Bishop of Milan, Mons. Paolo Martinelli, O.F.M. Cap., and Rev. Prof. Paolo Ciardi, O.M.I..  After some religious men and women gave their testimonies, the day concluded with a moment of prayer in the Basilica Sant'Apollinare.

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Wednesday April 29 (10:15 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), in honor of the Academic Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena, Patron of the Communication’s Faculty, talks will be held themed From values to faith through communication.

Speakers include Card. Javier Lozano Barragán, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, and Sister Myriam Castelli, host of the program Christianity on Rai World.


April 21, 2015 the triennial appointment of the “Antonio Jannone” Prize took place, conferred by the Philosophy Faculty.
This year's prize was awarded to Prof. Carlo Natali, from the University Ca’ Foscari (Venice), who gave the lecture Oui mais. Aristotle with Plato and beyond Plato

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"We want to remain Christians and preserve our faith, despite all the tragedies."  Monday, April 20, 2015, a group of 40 Catholic Iraqi refugees, now French residents, visited the University during a pilgrimage to Rome and other Italian cities this week.

During the visit, they also met with a number of journalists, recounting their experiences as refugees.


From April 2 to 6, 2015, due to Easter festivities, the Palazzo of Apollinare and the Library will be closed to the public. Regular activity will re-begin Tuesday, April 7.

2015 Schedule for the Easter Triduum
-Sant'Apollinare Basilica: Thursday, April 2, Mass in coena Domini, 6:00 pm; Friday, April 3, Passion of the Lord, 6:00 pm; Saturday, April 4, Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm.
-San Girolamo Church: Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm; Friday, April 3, 6:30 pm; Saturday, April 4, 8:30 pm.

The academic community of Santa Croce extends to each warm greetings for a Holy Easter.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, on the initiative of the Department of Church History, the book presentation of Colaborar en el terreno dela caridad, by Prof. María Eugenia Ossandón, took place.

The book analyzes the relationshop between the Holy See and the International Committee Croce Rossa, between when the Committee began and the 30's of the XX century. Intervened Massimiliano Valente (European University of Rome) and Gianfranco Armando (Vatican Archive Secretary).

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March 12 and 13, 2015, on the initiative of the Faculty of Canon Law, the Conference Marriage and family took place, considering the “anthropological question” and evangelization of the family.

This initiative, undertaken in collaboration with other Faculties, represents a positive contribute to the Church’s reflection on the reality of marriage and the family during this inter-synod period.

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The common feature of the different contributions was the study of the “anthropological question” that emerges in the different fields of knowledge: from Theological and Philosophical Anthropology to Sacramental Theology, Canon Law of Marriage, and the Pastoral Care of Marriage.

Besides presentations on anthropological, theological and juridical issues, there was also time dedicated to practical sessions in which experts working in the field presented initiatives that have produced abundant fruit in two areas: marriage preparation and accompaniment of the married couples in their journey together, in both good and trying times.

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"To serve, serve" is the theme of the 7º Narrative Contest promoted by the Alumni Association, reserved to enrolled students and alumni of the University.
Participants must present (entered March 31, 2015) through a narrative or video an occasion during which they could serve others.

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March 3 and 4 2015, on the initiative of the Faculty of Theology, the Congress The mystery of Christ made present in the liturgy took place.


Beginning Thursday March 5, (8:45 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), and for the following two months, the VI Course specializing in Religious Information for a Vaticanisti will take place. The scope is "to know the fundamental structures and dynamics of the Catholic Church to aid professionals concerned with those themes, as well as papal activity and the Roman Curia”.

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