JOIN “JP2 STUDIES” AT THE ANGELICUM!

Would you like to draw wisdom from the sources of St. John Paul II’s thought and to search with him for answers to the most pressing questions of our day? Check out our NEW program for the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture!

We invite students, academics, religious and secular intellectuals to reflect on the heritage of St. John Paul II. You will be taught by outstanding experts in their fields in the philosophy and theology of this great Pope (including Rémi Brague, George Weigel, Sr. Helen Alford OP, Fr. Jarosław Kupczak OP, Michał Gierycz), while as participants in the program you will learn to think with John Paul II about the greatest challenges of our day. We will ask questions about solidarity and community, modernity and tradition. St. John Paul II can help us understand the world in which we live.

Let us together meet as disciples of this great Pope at the Angelicum in Rome!

For whom?

The program has been created for students from all over the world interested in deepening their knowledge about the life, work and teaching of St. John Paul II. The program is geared towards clergy, religious and laity alike, especially:

  • Seminarians, priests and members of religious communities,
  • 2nd and 3rd cycle students, graduates,
  • Researchers and academics,
  • Catechists,
  • Journalists specializing in subjects of faith and the Church

JP2 STUDIES PROGRAM

THINKING ON ST. JOHN PAUL II

Foundational courses covering the life and work of John Paul II, the times in which he grew up, as well as the most important elements of his teaching in philosophy, theology and the social sciences. Course offerings for the 2022-2023 academic year:

“John Paul II – Life, Work and Historical Context” – Prof. George Weigel (Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.)

“John Paul II and Philosophy” – Prof. Cezary Binkiewicz OP (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas)

“John Paul II – Most Important Theological Issues” – Prof. Jarosław Kupczak OP (Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków)

“John Paul II – Social Teaching” – Prof. Helen Alford OP (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas), Prof. Michał Gierycz (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw)

THINKING WITH ST. JOHN PAUL II

Addictional lectures and practical courses on key issues and challenges for the contemporary world and Church in the light of St. John Paul II’s teaching. These will include special lectures by visiting professors invited to the Angelicum (2022-2023):

“Europe’s Philosophical Identity” – Prof. Rémi Brague (Université de Paris),

“Revelation and Phenomenality” – Prof. Jean-Luc Marion (University of Chicago),

“The emergence of the notion of person in the West and human dignity, equality and liberty in Christian and secular thought” – Monsignor Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali (Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue),

“The Road to Solidarity 1956-1980. Polish Catholic Church, democratic opposition and John Paul II” – Prof. Dariusz Gawin (Polish Academy of Sciences),

as well as:

“Re-enacting Rhapsodic Theater” – a theater course and production of Karol Wojtyła’s play Our God’s Brother under the guidance of Prof. Jarosław Kilian, The series of monthly “JP2 Lectures” – the guest speakers in the 2022-2023 academic year are: Joseph Weiler, Vittorio Possenti, Mirosława Grabowska, Antoine Arjakovsky, Sr. Helen Alford OP, Fr. Raymond de Souza, R. R. Reno, Fr. Thierry-Dominique Humbrecht OP, Fr. Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier.

ST. JOHN PAUL II CONTEXTS

Supplementary lectures – courses selected from the current curriculum of the Angelicum. These courses will help supplement and broaden the knowledge of the teachings of St. John Paul II in the wider philosophical and theological context.

JOB

Based on the biblical Book of Job, the twenty-year-old Karol Wojtyła created a moving meditation on human fate, reinterpreting the story of the man from the land of Uz in the spirit of Christian hope. During a workshop organized by the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture in May 2022, students of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas analysed this drama and prepared its staging under the supervision of Professor Jarosław Kilian (an art historian and stage director, Director of the Teatr Lalka in Warsaw).

The performance of the play took place on 18 May, on the 102nd anniversary of the author’s birth in the Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus at the Angelicum.

JP2 Studies

Would you like to draw wisdom from the sources of St. John Paul II’s thought and to search with him for answers to the most pressing questions of our day?  Check out our NEW program for the St. John Paul II Institute of Culture!

We invite students, academics, religious and secular intellectuals to reflect on the heritage of St. John Paul II.  You will be taught by outstanding experts in their fields in the philosophy and theology of this great Pope, while as participants in the program you will learn to think with John Paul II about the greatest challenges of our day. We will ask questions about solidarity and community, modernity and tradition. St. John Paul II can help us understand the world in which we live. Let us together meet as disciples of this great Pope at the Angelicum in Rome!