Embark on a journey of a lifetime. Experience an intellectual pilgrimage like no other
with our vibrant, faith-filled community.
Engage in stimulating and enlightening conversation, enhance your worldview, create
lasting friendships and truly deepen your faith. Study in Rome this summer at the
University of Dallas Eugene Constantin Campus, nicknamed "Due Santi," located in the
Alban Hills overlooking the Eternal City. Class lectures are combined with visits
to the city to provide an awe-inspiring spiritual and intellectual experience. Evenings
and weekends are free for your own exploration around Italy or enjoyment of campus
amenities. You can also sign up for optional excursions to Subiaco or the Vatican Museum.
About the Program
“The spiritual, intellectual and social connections I made through the UD School of
Ministry Rome Program will last a lifetime. My experiences nourish my faith and my
ministry to this day.”
- Ryan Campbell, Rome ‘07
Reflecting the experience gained through over 40 years of its famous Undergraduate Rome
Program, the University of Dallas also provides extraordinary study tours for adults.
Currently the only Catholic graduate program in ministry that has a Rome program fully
integrated into its degree plan, the intellectual pilgrimage offers participants the
opportunity to enhance their knowledge and deepen their faith. Courses are offered for
credit or not-for credit; the trip is open to adults both in and outside of the graduate
program. Uniquely integrating guided tours of historic Roman sites with theology courses,
participants join in fellowship and have the opportunity for prayer and sacramental
life. Don't hesitate to contact us to request further information.
The 2016 School of Ministry Rome Program will offer two courses.
From Tarsus to Rome: The Life & Message of St. Paul
Taught by Cynthia and David Freeman Professor of Sacred Scripture, Gene Giuliano, M.A.
St. Paul was a man deeply grounded in Israel’s faith and, at the same time, passionately
concerned to carry the gospel of Israel’s Messiah to the pagan world of his day. You
are invited to come face to face with that world-transforming message and the man
who boldly proclaimed it. In this course, you will explore the context of Paul’s thought
and activity – Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, and religious – and learn how his
worldview and theology enabled him to address the complexities of first-century life
that his churches were facing. Through our classroom study and visits to sites associated
with Paul in and around Rome, you will gain insights into Paul, his life and times,
and his enduring impact.
Saints: Their Lives and Iconography
Taught by professor John Norris, Ph.D.
This course will examine the development of Catholic devotion to the saints and Mary,
from the time of St. Peter up to the present day. We will study the lives of the saints,
liturgical and extra-liturgical practices of devotion to the saints and the iconography
of the saints in the rich environs of Rome. We will end with an examination of the
current process of canonization, post-Vatican II visions of the sanctity of the laity
and recent saints added to Catholic canon.
In addition to the courses offered, guided tours of Rome will by given by School of
Ministry Dean, Theodore Whapham, Ph.D. and John Norris, Ph.D. Site visits will include:
St. Peter's Basilica, the site of St. Paul's martyrdom, St. Clement's, the Pantheon,
the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, Mass in St. Peter's and the Papal Angelus.
Enrich your stay in Italy with a day-trip to Subiaco, where the Monastery of St. Benedict
is located. Located amid spectacular natural scenery, the monastery is still active but welcomes
visitors to pray at Benedict's cave and explore the church covered in beautiful medieval
frescoes. You will tour Sacro Speco and the Monastery of St. Scholastica. Packed lunch included.
Visit the intriguing Vatican Museums which contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture
and other works of art collected by the popes throughout the centuries. The end of
the Vatican Museum opens into the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Lunch is on your
own. Guided tour not included.
Dates, Costs, and Application
“Our Rome pilgrimage let us learn, relax, sightsee and pray in one memorable trip.
The classroom experience was stimulating and enlightening. The UD campus in Due Santi
was beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. Insights of knowledgeable UD faculty enhanced
our sightseeing trips into Rome.”
- Mike Mocek, Rome ‘13
Mark your calendar for May 21-31, 2016. The cost of the program is $2, 750 for non-credit seeking individuals and includes
housing on campus in a double occupancy dorm room, meals, transportation, tours, museum
fees and tips as well as a choice of one of two courses. For those seeking credit
for courses, the total cost is $3,945. Airfare is not included. Excursions to Subiaco
and the Vatican Museum cost $100 each.