Studying Theology in the Midst of a Suffering World

November 7th, 2014 by Web Master

It was a crisp Autumn morning in the fateful year of 1939. In shock, the world watched as the ravings of a mad man beguiled an entire nation, and plunged the world into the unthinkable: another World War. It was under the dark shadow of the Third Reich that the calm, intelligent face of an Oxford Don looked out over a gathering of young people –who could have no way of imagining the horrors that …Read More

ITI added to the Newman Guide!

October 23rd, 2014 by Web Master

The Cardinal Newman Society has added the ITI to its list of recommended Catholic Schools, noting that the ITI is a “faithfully Catholic institute… situated in the beautiful Austrian countryside just south of Vienna, Austria.” For the full article that includes an interview with alumnus Max Becher, click on the link below.

ITI – Waste or Investment of Time?

October 17th, 2014 by Web Master

Thoughts from a current MMF student: A friend of mine asked me during thesummer holidays if I really wanted to enroll in the second year of my MMF studies at the ITI. He was wondering if it is not just useless drilling in theology and a waste of time which could have been spent more effectively (at work, for example). As it happens, I enrolled in my second year, and week by week I become …Read More

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: 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