Thursday, June 24, 2010


This feast of SS. Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict XVI will bestow the pallium on 38 metropolitan archbishops including Angelicum alumus:

Most Rev. Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, U.S.A.

Most Rev. Peter Smith of the Archdiocese of Southwark, U.K.

The Vatican annouced today that the Mass in which the prelates will receive the honor will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2010.

The pallium is a white band embroidered with six black crosses and worn over the shoulders. Worn by the Pope and by metropolitan archbishops, the pallium symbolizes authority and expresses the special bond between the bishops and the Roman Pontiff.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Have a great summer break!/Buone vacanze estive!

Have a great summer break! See you in October!
Buone vacanze estive! Ci vediamo in ottobre!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Biblioteca/Library: Orario estivo/Summer hours

Biblioteca/Library - Sala di Lettura/Reading Room


28 giugno/june - 9 luglio/july APERTA/OPEN: 8.00-13.00
12 luglio/july - 3 settembre/september CHIUSA/CLOSED
6 settembre/september - 1 ottobre/october APERTA/OPEN: 8.00-13.00

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Il Tomino

"Il Tomino" il periodico dell'ISSR Mater Ecclesia e' on-line nell'Angelicum Newsletter Blog. Vedere nella colonna destra del blog.

Corso di inglese intensivo in settembre 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Angelicum ex-Vice-Rector appointed relator of the Apostolic Signatura

Pope Benedict XVI has just appointed relators of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Among them is Fr. Bruno Esposito O.P., professor at the faculty of canon law and ex-Vice-Rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

The Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura is the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church (apart from the Pope himself, who is the supreme ecclesiastical judge). In addition, it oversees the administration of justice in the Church.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In our catechesis on the Christian culture of the Middle Ages, we now turn to Saint Thomas Aquinas, known as the Doctor Communis, whose life and teaching have always been revered as a outstanding model for theologians. As a young student at the University of Naples, Thomas was introduced to the recently rediscovered works of Aristotle. Much of his scholarly life would be devoted to studying the Philosopher’s authentic teaching, discerning its valid elements, and demonstrating its value for Christian thought. Thomas entered the Order of Preachers, studied under Albert the Great, and taught theology in Cologne, Paris, Rome and Naples. Among his many commentaries and systematic works, the great Summa Theologiae reveals his critical gifts and his conviction of the natural harmony between faith and reason. Thomas also composed the liturgical texts for the new feast of Corpus Domini, whose hymns reflect his deep Eucharistic faith and theological wisdom. At the end of his life, Saint Thomas stopped writing, after a mystical experience which convinced him that all he had written “was as straw”, in comparison with the infinite grandeur and beauty of God’s truth. In coming catecheses we will explore the thought and writings of this great theologian.


Saint Peter's Square
Wednesday, 2 June 2010