Friday, February 07, 2014

Announcement of Summer Study Program in Norcia, Italy

I am pleased to share with NLM readers the following announcement, received from Christopher Owens of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies.
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Dear Friends of Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies,

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our second Summer Program in Norcia, Italy, from June 16th-29th, 2014.

This year's theme is "By Faith in Jesus Christ: Paul's Letter to the Romans". The two-week program will consist of a thorough reading of the Pauline Epistle, as well as selected readings from the interpretive tradition of the Church, with a particular emphasis on the masterful commentary written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

In many ways, the epistle is already an early synthesis of the Faith that the Evangelists witness to, and it offers us the opportunity to explore in depth many theological questions such as grace, justification, the relationship between the Old Covenant and the New, and the salvation of the Jews, to name a few.

In addition to the academic program, we will, of course, be participating in the daily life of worship (High Mass, Divine Office) of the Benedictine monks who live and pray at the birthplace of SS. Benedict & Scholastica. There will be excursions to Assisi and to Cascia, as well as attendance at the Papal Mass in Rome for the Feast of SS. Peter & Paul at the conclusion of the program.

For more information about the Summer Program, please visit our website:

We hope that you will consider joining us as we contemplate the truths of our Faith and worship the Lord together in Norcia this summer!

In Domino nostro,

Christopher Owens
Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies

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