link to the CRUIPRO website

CRUIPRO Interinstitutional Agreement

Starting from the second semester of the academic year 2020/2021, the Interinstitutional Agreement of the Conference of Rectors of Roman Universities and Pontifical Institutions (CRUIPRO) will be active, aimed at encouraging, at no additional cost, the mobility of students within the Roman ecclesiastical university system. The agreement was signed on 7 December 2020, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium.

Thanks to this agreement, ordinary students enrolled in one of the Roman universities and pontifical institutions will be able to attend a course in one of the other signatory institutions, subject to authorization from the institution to which they belong and acceptance of the host one.

» Agreement
» Executive protocol

Schedule for Library during Christmas period

During the Christmas period the library will follow the following schedule:

19 December: 8:30-12:30
21-23 December: 8:30-18:00
24 December-3 January: closed
4 January: 8:30-18:00
5-6 January: closed

Meditations for Advent

Dear professors, students and staff of the Athenaeum, the pandemic imposes on us some unusual modalities for our Advent spiritual offering. On behalf of the University Chaplaincy and the Student Relations Office of our Athenaeum, we invite you to two modes of meditation.

1. Advent Video-Meditations
The University Chaplain offers you three Advent meditations in the form of video meditations. You can view them by clicking here.

2. A common moment of meditation and sharing
We also propose two common moments in videoconference through Zoom: Wednesday 9/12/2020 and Wednesday 16/12/2020, 12:00-12:15 pm.
The meeting will include a short reflection (9/12: Fr. Ruberval Monteiro, 16/12: Fr. Mauritius Wilde), a musical contribution and will conclude with a prayer in common.

Election of the Dean for the Faculty of Theology

The Congregation for Catholic Education approved the appointment of Professor Fernando Rivas OSB as Dean of the Faculty of Theology for a four-year term.
On behalf of the University Community, the Rector thanks the outgoing Dean, Prof. Eduardo López Tello García OSB, for the commitment with which he carried out his duties for four years.
We wish the new Dean, Professor Rivas, all the best in his new task, and thank him for all he has already done in the University as a lecturer and coordinator.

Fernando Rivas OSB

Professor Fernando Rivas OSB (1955) studied Philosophy and Theology in Argentina (his native country). He then went on to study at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, obtaining a Licentiate in Monastic Theology (1993) and a Doctorate in Theology (2012).
From 1999 to 2015 he was Abbot of the Monastery of San Benito de Luján (Buenos Aires). In 2017 he returned to Sant’Anselmo as a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and in 2018 he was appointed coordinator of the Monastic Institute; with the Covid emergency he took on the role of head of the Athenaeum’s IT group. He was the promoter of the new online course “Estudio Monásticos en español” of which he is currently the coordinator. Over the years he has given courses on monastic theology (including women’s monasteries), the Rule of St Benedict and Gregorian chant.
He is the author of six publications and numerous articles and reviews. He was director of the monastic journal Coloquio for sixteen years and a member of the editorial board of the Benedictine Congregation of the Cono Sur Cuadernos Monásticos for twelve years.
In addition to his university work, he is Vice-Principal of the College of Sant’Anselmo, a post he held in Argentina before being appointed Abbot of San Benito de Luján.

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