For the first time, the Phoenix Institute held its annual European summer seminar for “The Study of Western Institutions” on the new ITI campus in Trumau, near Vienna. Close to 30 students from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Poland spent three weeks studying St. Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle and the history of Vienna as bulwark of the West. The seminars included course-related visits of Heiligenkreuz and
Klosterneuburg abbeys, as well as guided visits of the various Vienna museums. And, in the long tradition of the Phoenix Institute, international rosaries were prayed and national festive evenings were organized. But the life long friendships that grow out of the summer courses are the great strength of the Phoenix Institute, and this
year they were stimulated and helped by the atmosphere of the ITI as well, which is built-in study, prayer and community. Two Phoenix students are now in the process of applying for studies at the ITI! The Phoenix Institute will return to the ITI campus in the summer of 2012.