An ITI Father’s take on “How to Dad”

October 10th, 2014 by Web Master

A current student at the ITI shares some of his reflections on fatherhood here at the ITI. See the Fourth Pillar in action!  From his blog post on Sunday, September 28, 2014: HOW TO DAD What is it that makes life fulfilling? When one is doing what he is created to do.  When one finds his purpose so to speak. Being a dad is just that. Men are created to father. What a joy it …Read More

Reflections on Summer at the ITI

October 3rd, 2014 by Web Master

Twentieth Century English spiritual writer Caryll Houselander, waxes eloquently about the importance and beauty of the purposeful emptiness that occupies the center of our very being in her wonderful book, Reed of God. The title of the book also acts as a principle image as she exhorts us to be reeds of God, filled with the breath of God, the Holy Spirit, and allowing Him to pass through us to into the world beyond. The …Read More

Three Memories of Two Canonizations

May 2nd, 2014 by Web Master

I am recently arrived back from the canonization of Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Saint John XXIII in Rome. I have not had hardly enough time to reflect on what it means that they are canonized, or what a gift it was to be there to witness it, but at very least  I am able to articulate a bit of what the experience was like. And so I think I must tell you my …Read More

Springtime in Trumau

April 9th, 2014 by Web Master

“Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at …Read More

Update on the Byzantine Chapel

March 14th, 2014 by Web Master

A new media apostolate for Catholic Men

March 3rd, 2014 by Web Master

One of our alumni, Mr. Bryan Gonzalez, is involved in a new website called “Those Catholic Men” – go check it out! From the website: Thosecatholicmen.com is designed to embolden, enlighten, and engage Catholic men for the renewal of masculine character and spirituality. Our team of laymen, seminarians, and priests welcomes you to join a movement which will result in the restoration of Catholic men and, consequently, Catholic families and communities.  

Witness to Life

November 8th, 2013 by Web Master

Here at the ITI, the sanctity of life is not something that we merely learn about in the classroom: It is something that we try to live and witness to every day. Earlier in the semester, the students of the ITI split in two in order to simultaneously participate in both the Marsch für das Leben in Berlin, and also the March for Life in Košice, Slovakia. 15 people from the ITI, including 2 babies, were present in …Read More

Feast of Bl. Kaiser Karl von Habsburg

October 21st, 2013 by Web Master

“Blessed be the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Mt. 5:9) Karl I (1887-1922), Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, said goodbye to his wife, Empress Zita. “I’ll love you forever”, he declared, just as he had eleven years earlier when they were married. Then he called his first born son Otto, to “witness how a Catholic and an Emperor conducts himself when dying.” The Emperor received the Sacrament of the …Read More

Walking Pilgrimage to Stift Heiligenkreuz

September 18th, 2013 by Web Master

(by Nataliya Veresh for the Centre of Eastern Christian Studies) The Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious, Holy and Life-Giving Cross continued for the ITI community on Sunday the 15th of September with a beautiful pilgrimage. More than 60 people of the ITI community including priests, professors, students and children walked from Trumau to the Cistercian Abbey, Stift Heiligenkreuz, which is dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Cross. After a 7 hour walk, we attended the Mass in honor of the Feast of …Read More

Convocation: The Call to Martyrdom

September 7th, 2013 by Web Master

In Latin, the verb vocare means “to call”, and the prefix con- meaning “with” or “together”; hence, convocation literally means a “calling together”, an appropriate title for the opening festivities of the new year here at the ITI. This year marks the first time that the ITI has had new students inscribe their names in a matriculation book during the formal convocation ceremony to open the beginning of the academic year. The day began with the Divine Liturgy of …Read More