English version of the Postgraduate Certificate in Shroud Studies a.a. 2018-2019

In collaboration with Internationale Center of Sindonology (Turin) and Giulio Ricci Diocesan Center of Sindonology (Rome)

Rome, da mercoledì 21 febbraio 2018 a mercoledì 16 gennaio 2019
Course of the Science and Faith Institute of The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
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pubblicato il 8 gennaio 2018

The Science and Faith Institute of the Pontifical Athenaeum «Regina Apostolorum», in collaboration with Othonia, the International Center of Sindonology in Turin and the Giulio Ricci Diocesan Center of Sindonology of Rome is offering for the eighth consecutive year a Postgraduate Certificate in Shroud Studies. This program offers a systematic approach to the intellectual challenges posed by the Shroud of Turin, as well as the opportunity to go deeper into the message that it proposes to the faith and to the heart of believers.

The Course is for: clergy, laity, professors, researchers, journalists, and anyone else who may want to gain a deeper understanding of Shroud studies, using an interdisciplinary approach.

Duration: The program is two semesters long.

2018-2019 Calendar:
1st semester: February 21 to May 30, 2018
Exams: June 5 to 28, 2018
2nd semester: October 17, 2018, to January 16, 2019
Exams: January 21 to February 15, 2019

Registration: from January 1 to February 20, 2018

Scientific Committee:
Nello Balossino, Bruno Barberis, Gianfranco Berbenni, Antonio Cassanelli, Andrew Dalton, Rafael Pascual, Gian Maria Zaccone

Requirements for admission and for obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate:
To obtain the Postgraduate Certificate in Shroud Studies, students must fulfill the following criteria:
hold a bachelor’s degree or at least a three-year degree;
complete the online courses and pass examinations;
follow conferences by guest speakers;
write a 25 to 30-page paper on a topic approved by the Scientific Committee and directed by one of the professors of the program.
Therefore, 22 ECTS credits are required: 13 from the courses, 3 from the conferences, and 6 from the paper.

Auditing the Program:
Alternatively, students may audit the program. To do so, they are only required to complete the courses and conferences, after which they will receive a certificate of attendance.

Teachers and Lecturers:
Nello Balossino, Bruno Barberis, Gianfranco Berbenni, Antonio Cassanelli, Andrew Dalton, Paolo Di Lazzaro, Roberto Falcinelli, Giuseppe Ghiberti, Ada Grossi, Eamon Kelly, Flavia Manservigi, Alfonso Muñoz-Cobo, Rafael Pascual, Alfonso Sánchez Hermosilla, Piero Savarino, Barrie Schwortz, Enrico Simonato, Gian Maria Zaccone

Postgraduate Certificate. Total cost: €480 (€ 200.00 registration and € 280.00, payable in two installments: € 140.00 at registration and € 140.00 by October 18, 2018).
Auditors: one-time payment of € 280.00


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First semester 

Introduction to Shroud Studies (2 ECTS) – Bruno Barberis

History of the Shroud (3 ECTS) – Flavia Manservigi

Pastoral and Biblical Approach to the Shroud (3 ECTS) – Andrew Dalton, L.C., and collaborators

Second semester

Scientific Research on the Shroud; STURP: History and Results (3 ECTS) – Barrie Schwortz

 The Shroud and Archeological Studies (2 ECTS) –  Ada Grossi

 The Shroud and Science (3 ECTS) – A series of conferences coordinated by Bruno Barberis; collaborators: Nello Balossino, Paolo Di Lazzaro, Rafael Pascual, Petrus Soons


We do not simply observe; we venerate. Ours is a prayerful gaze. I would say more: it is letting yourself to be gazed upon. This face has closed eyes; it is the face of one who is deceased. Yet, mysteriously, he looks at us, and, in the silence, he speaks to us. How is it possible? Why do people of faith, like you, want to pause before this icon of a man scourged and crucified? Because the Man of the Shroud invites us to contemplate Jesus of Nazareth. This image—impressed on the cloth—speaks to our heart and urges us to climb the Mount of Calvary, to look at the wood of the Cross, to immerse ourselves in the eloquent silence of love (Pope Francis, video message for the extraordinary exposition of the Shroud of Turin on March 30, 2013)



Scheda Evento

Data evento

dal 21 febbraio 2018 al 16 gennaio 2019

Tipo di evento

Course of the Science and Faith Institute of The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum



Contatti per informazioni

Fr. Andrew Dalton L.C.
Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum
via degli Aldobrandeschi 190

email: othonia.upra.org


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