Saturday, October 20, 2018

Elezioni studentesche/Student Elections

Le elezioni studentesche si terranno martedì 23 ottobre 2018.

Per facilitare questo atto accademico, le lezioni della seconda  e della terza ora (9.30-11.15) sono sospese 


The Student Elections will take place on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

In order to facilitate this academic event, the lectures of the second and the third hours (9.30-11.15) are suspended.

Friday, October 19, 2018

COLLOQUIUM Rationality and the Mystical Tradition Shia Muslim – Roman Catholic Perspectives

On November 16, 2018 the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), in Rome will be hosting a colloquium on the subject Rationality and the Mystical Tradition: Shia Muslim – Roman Catholic Perspectives. The event will take place in the Aula Minor. Speakers hailing from both religious denominations will be discussing the encounter between reasoned discourse and the quest for God as experienced by some major scholars and mystics belonging to both Shia Islam and Roman Catholicism. They will explore the approaches taken by them in their quest to achieve harmony between these two paths.
The topic itself is of particular interest to the Angelicum University given that it is named after St Thomas Aquinas who was among the foremost mediaeval scholars who engaged in dialogue with Islamic thought. It is also set within the context of what the Declaration of the Second Vatican Council Nostra Aetate states regarding relations between Catholics and Muslims. It appeals for “a sincere effort be made to achieve mutual understanding; for the benefit of all men, let them together persevere and promote peace, liberty, social justice, and moral values.” (NA, 3). Such an appeal was reiterated last year by Pope Francis during his meeting with a group of British Imams (5 May 2017) wherein he stated that listening to each other was essential for the common future of humanity as we walk together in our shared lives.
The speakers participating in this colloquium are:
Monsignor Khaled Akasheh, who was ordained a priest on 30 June 1978. From 1978 until 1982, he served as vicar in the Latin parish of Madaba (Jordan). Thereafter, he was appointed to the Latin Patriarchal Seminary where he taught until 1993.
In 1994 he obtained a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University with a thesis entitled Ensemble au service de l'Evangile les collaborateurs et les collaboratrices de Saint Paul : étude historico-théologique  He also obtained a licentiate from the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, where he later taught Islamic Law.
In 1994 he was asked to join the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (Vatican City) to work in the section for dialogue with Muslims. He later became the Bureau Chief for Islam there. He is also the Secretary of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims at the same Council. He coordinates, for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the meetings and colloquia with its Muslim partners in the diverse permanent committees.

Prof. Mateus Domingues da Silva O.P., a Brazilian who presently lives in Cairo. He completed his studies in Philosophy, and he joined the Dominican Order in 2007. In Sao Paulo, he graduated in theology and completed his Master’s Degree in Medieval and Arabic Studies and then settled in Egypt in 2013. He is member of Institut Dominicain d'Études Orientales (IDEO) and is currently reading for his PhD at the University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in collaboration with McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies (Montreal, Canada).
Prof. da Silva works on Islamic intellectual history and in particular on topics in the realm of philosophy (Metaphysics, in particular), but also those involving sources from theology, mysticism, as well as the sciences. His current research focuses on Suhrawardi's Philosophy of Illumination.

Prof. Morteza Maddahi, who is currently Assistant Professor at al-Mustafa University and Guest Professor at the International Institute of Islamic Studies in Qom, Iran. He acquired his first doctorate at the International Institute for Islamic Studies, Howzah Elmiyah, and his second doctorate in Shi’a studies at Adyan wa Mazaheb University of Religions and Denominations.
At present, he lectures on Islamic culture and civilization at the International Institute for Islamic Studies, and on Kalam (Muslim theology), jurisprudence, Shi’a studies and Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet) at Al-Mustafa International University. He also participates frequently on radio programmes as an expert on the history of the prophets in the Qur’an.

Paul MurrayO.P.S.T.M., who was born in Ireland in 1947. In 1984 he completed his doctorate thesis at University College Dublin. His thesis, entitled T.S. Eliot and Mysticism: The Secret History of Four Quartets, was subsequently published by Macmillan in 1991. He is Ordinary Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Angelicum University where he lectures on the literature of the mystical tradition. Among the other books he has published are the following: A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment (2002); In the Grip of Light: The Dark and Bright Journey of Christian Contemplation (2012); Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism and Poetry (2013). He has also published four books of poetry one of which was recently awarded the Poetry Ireland Choice.

Prof. Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi, who obtained his Ph. D in Kalam (Islamic Theology) from The University of Qom in 2004 with a dissertation entitled A Comparative Study of Mutahari and J. L. Makki on the Problem of Evil. He is an Affiliated Member of the Al-Hikma Institute of Al-Mustafa University, Associate Professor in Philosophy & Theology Department of Baqir Al-Ulum University since 1998, and Head of the Philosophy & Theology Department of Baqir Al-Ulum University. His main area of interest is Philosophy of Religion.

The entire colloquium will be held in English, but members of the audience are welcome to pose questions to the speakers in Italian or French.

Monday, October 15, 2018

XVI Pellegrinaggio degli universitari e accoglienza delle matricole/ XVI Pilgrimage of University Students and Reception of Freshmen

Da martedì 16 sarà possibile iscriversi presso la segreteria generale!

From Tuesday 16th it will be possible to register at the general secretariat!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thomism After Vatican II

Dear Students and Faculty,

We are happy to invite you to the first annual event of the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum, Thomism after Vatican II, which will take place at the Angelicum on Saturday, October 27th, starting at 930 AM.  

To learn more about the T.I., see upcoming events and conferences, and to sign up for the mailing list, see our website:

Cari studenti e facoltà,

Siamo felici di invitarvi al primo evento annuale dell'Istituto tomista all'Angelicum, Thomism after Vatican II, che si terrà all'Angelicum di sabato 27 ottobre, a partire dalle 9:30.
Per ulteriori informazioni sull'istituto, vedere prossimi eventi e conferenze e per iscriversi alla mailing list, consultare il nostro sito Web:

Pilgrimage of solidarity for migrants/Marcia di solidarietà per i migranti

The Vice Rector, in the name of the Rector and the PUST, will walk in the "pilgrimage of solidarity with migrants" that will take place on Oct 21 2018. It is organised by Caritas Internationalis.

We are blessed with many migrants among our own students at the PUST. 

By means of the participation of the Rectorate of the PUST in this major Caritas Internationalis event, we aim to give a strong signal of support to Pope Francis in his great work to uphold the basic rights of migrants, and to show how much we at the PUST care about our own students who are migrants.

We invite any professor or student of the PUST who would like to be associated with this act of solidarity to send an e-mail telling us about this to 
by 9.00am on Friday Oct 19. 

By the end of the working day on Oct 19, we will have responded to you to let you know what we will do on Oct 21


Il Vice-rettore, in nome del Retore e della Pust, parteciperà alla "marcia di solidarietà per i migranti" che si terrà il 21 ottobre 2018. L'evento è organizzato dalla Caritas Internazionale.

Siamo benedetti ad avere tra i nostri studenti molti migranti alla PUST.

Attraverso la partecipazione del Rettorato della PUST a questo importante evento organizzato dalla Caritas Internazionale, miriamo a dare un forte segnale di sostegno a Papa Francesco nella sua grande opera per sostenere i diritti fondamentali dei migranti, e per mostrare quanto noi alla PUST teniamo ai nostri studenti migranti

Con la presente email vogliamo invitare ogni professore o studente che vorrà partecipare a questo evento di solidarietà, di inviare una conferma all'indirizzo email: entro e non oltre le ore 9:00 di venerdì, 19 ottobre pv.

Entro le ore 15:00 del 19 ottobre invieremo, a chi parteciperà all'evento, il programma della giornata del 21 ottobre.