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 an optional excursion to Florence.
“The spiritual, intellectual and social connections I made through the UD Neuhoff 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.
Taught by professor Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D.
Theological reflection is a discipline designed to recognize God's activity within the context of ministry. It forms the basis of a spirituality for ministers. In the enriching spiritual and cultural landscape of Rome, learn how to reflect systematically on your spiritual journey and experiences. Enter into dialogue with scripture, church history, church teaching, current pastoral needs and the lived faith experience of the people of God.
Taught by professor Diana Raiche, Ph.D.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with its particular approach to the baptismal catechumenate has been called “the source of inspiration for all catechesis.” This course involves critical analysis of the theology inherent in the ritual text that drives this “process of formation and true school of faith” through each of the four catechumenal stages. Grow in your understanding of the history of the rite, the practical aspects of the catechesis that precedes and follows the ritual experiences, liturgical theology and liturgical catechesis inherent in the rite. Special attention is given to Part II: Rites for Particular Circumstances, especially for children of catechetical age and application of inspirational principles of the catechumenate to pastoral practice.
In addition to the courses offered, guided tours of Rome will by given by Neuhoff School of Ministry Dean, Theodore Whapham, Ph.D. and Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D. Site visits will include the four papal basilicas (St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. John Latern), the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Mass in St. Peter's and the Papal Angelus. We will also visit the 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.
Enrich your stay in Italy with a day-trip to Florence, home of the Renaissance. Walk in the footsteps of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Botticelli while experiencing the best of Catholic culture outside the walls of Rome. Step inside Florence's Cathedral, "Santa Maria del Fiore," also known as "The Duomo," which stands tall over the city. The cathedral was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 to be the largest Roman Catholic church in the world. It has undergone a series of additions and renovations over time, but still remains the dominant architectural icon of the city of Florence.
There is an extra fee for this optional excursion.
“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
Program participants pay a deposit several months in advance of the trip. All program fees become non-refundable at a given date, as announced by the trip coordinator. Please be sure to review the University's statement on accessibility and physical health prior to submitting your application.
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