ATTENTION: The Eleventh International Thomistic Congress has been rescheduled due to the current situation with COVID-19. The Congress will now take place on September 13-18, 2021.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals has been extended to January 28, 2021, and those who submit papers will be notified by the end of March 2021 if their paper has been accepted or not.If you have any questions, please write to [email protected].

Eleventh International Thomistic Congress

Under the Honorary Presidency of His Eminence Rev. Luis Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

September 13-18, 2021 | Rome, Italy

Cost: €30, Students/PhD Students
€60, Other
No payment is required to attend for invited main speakers or members of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.


The Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Thomistic Institute of the Angelicum invite you to the XI International Thomistic Congress, to be held in Rome from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2020 (Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Urba).

A unique opportunity to share work, research and friendships with the best international specialists in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The languages of the Congress are Italian, French, Spanish and English. Simultaneous translations will be provided for the plenary sessions.

Theme of the XIth International Thomistic Congress

Vetera novis augere. The resources of the Thomist tradition in the current context.

The general scientific objective of the XIth International Thomistic Congress is to consider new perspectives in the study of Saint Thomas (interests, methods and results) in order to highlight the resources of the Thomist tradition in contemporary theological and philosophical debates.

Call for Contributors

Anyone wishing to take part in the work of the Congress (teachers, researchers, doctoral students) is cordially invited to propose a paper (25-30 minutes maximum, strictly). The full text or an expanded abstract of the presentation (between 1500 and 2000 characters, spaces included) should be sent to the following address: [email protected] before April 15, 2020. Please indicate the workshop (session section) in which this communication could take place (see the lists above under Afternoon Workshops, for each day). The response (acceptance/refusal) of the organizers will be communicated before 30 June 2020. The text of the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Congress.

Trip to Fossanova (Saturday 18 September)

On Saturday, September 18, the participants in the Symposium are cordially invited to a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Fossanova, organized by the Circolo San Tommaso d’Aquino and the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.



  • Bus trip from Rome
  • Visits
  • Festive meal
  • History presentation
  • Solemn Mass


Registration is free, but necessary for the pilgrimage.

Need more information on this event? Email us at [email protected]

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The International Thomistic Congresses

The International Thomistic Congresses are events organized since 1925 by the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

To read more about the history of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, click here (pdf).

I International Thomistic Congress (15-25 April 1925)

II International Thomistic Congress (23-28 November 1936)

III International Thomistic Congress (11-17 September 1950), Philosophy and Religion

IV International Thomistic Congress (13-17 September 1955)

V International Thomistic Congress (1960)

VI International Thomistic Congress (September 1965): God in the philosophy of Saint Thomas and in contemporary philosophy

VII International Thomistic Congress (1970): Man

VIII International Thomistic Congress (8-13 September 1980): Concerning Aeterni Patris

IX International Thomistic Congress (24-29 September 1990): Saint Thomas, Doctor humanitatis

X International Thomistic Congress (September 2003): Christian Humanism in the Third Millennium: The Perspective of Saint Thomas Aquinas (in collaboration with S.I.T.A.).

XI International Thomistic Congress (21-25 September 2020)

Some possibilities for lodging in Rome

Rome has many places to stay.  These are only a few options.  Prices and distance from the center of Rome vary.  Prices also depend on the time of the year.  Religious guest houses are usually less expensive than hotels.

It is best to make reservations as early as possible, because rooms are limited, and they fill up quickly.

Download PDF of lodging suggestions

Papal Texts

For Papal addresses to participants in previous International Thomistic Congresses, click here (pdf).

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