The Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI is sponsoring a Masters Program in Joseph Ratzinger: Studies and Spirituality.
This is a two semester program, beginning February 2016, consisting in a course of one afternoon per week for two semesters. So, it’ll run from the second semester, starting in February 2016, and then pick up again with the next academic year in October through to January 2017.
And the program is in both Italian and ENGLISH. That is.. the whole thing is offered… in ENGLISH. You don’t need to take Italian courses because it is also offered IN ENGLISH.
This would be an amazing opportunity for, say, a priest who is to take a sabbatical year.
Rome in the spring, Ratzinger, summer off, Rome in the fall, Ratzinger … Masters!
The programs is coordinate by and held at my school, the Patristic Institute “Augustinianum“, which is literally across the street from St. Peter’s Square.
This Masters program will trade off with their other Masters program in Augustinian Studies. So, after the Ratzinger program ends in January 2017, the Augustine program (going on now at the Augustinianum) will start in February 2017. They will alternate.
Super cool idea and opportunity.