International Programs

 Graduation Mass, Rome 2018

        For those who can attend we will have Mass in the Vatican followed by a reception.

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

June 22 - July 4, 2017 

3 studio credits for those who attend with submitted paper

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land, assisted by priests of the Melkite Church, will be offered in conjunction with the Institute of Catholic Culture. With Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo among the primary instructors, we will visit many of scripture's most significant places including: the Mount of Olives, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and the Jordan River. Seeing and worshiping in these places associated with the prophets, the Apostles, Our Lady and Christ himself will bring the lessons of scripture and the sacraments to life in a profound way. Additionally, this pilgrimage is intended to be an immersion into the liturgy, culture, images, music and architecture of the Holy Land mediated by the local Melkite Church. The Melkite Rite, which has its origins in the Middle East, is one of the Byzantine rites of the Catholic Church. The traditions of the Melkite Church reach back to Apostolic times, and bear eloquent witness to the harmonious interplay between Catholic liturgy and the culture of the region in which that liturgy developed. Those who wish to transform the culture of the West would do well to learn from this relationship between worship and the broader culture.

For more information on the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land view the Brochure HERE

If you are interested in the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, download and fill out the registration form HERE.


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Summer School in Italy 

Courses will be offered at our villa situated in the Italian countryside just 45 minutes from both Verona and Venice. Each course can be taken separately, or they can be taken together as a single two-week workshop.

 

The Way of Beauty School

3 studio credits for those who attend with submitted paper

The Way of Beauty Summer School consists of classes, museum visits and liturgy, including a trip to the Vatican Museum and the Restoration Laboratories, and Mass at the Vatican. Meet the teachers of your classes and build community with your fellow students. This course is designed to be a forum of learning and exchange where you can deepen your understanding of your online classes.There will be a special focus on the dialogue between all those involved in the creation of art – patrons, artists and the Church  and on how each party can contribute.

 

Icon Painting Workshop

3 studio credits for those who attend with submitted paper

Art workshops will be offered in either iconographic or gothic art. These workshops are appropriate for all levels of artistic training, offering beginner, and intermediate/advanced classes. Within the classes, each student will work individually, receiving personalized critiques of his work, with the goal of painting to the best of his ability. In addition to studio work, there will be lectures and discussions about the form of art, and regular chanted prayer and worship in which visual imagery plays an integral role. Students will also learn how to pray with the images they create.