The ITI choir commences another year of praise

September 14th, 2012 by Web Master

On Saturday, the ITI choir met officially for the first time of the 2012-13 academic year to test voices, learn a Taize hymn, and get to know each other—obviously, in ITI style, over a few snacks.  With a whopping 21-member start, and the group already coming together well, the year looks promising. Directed by one of our seminarians and co-organized by another student, the choir serves as an enjoyable break from the heavy rhythm of …Read More

The Irish, St. Thomas and St. Thérèse

September 12th, 2012 by Web Master

Over the summer, ITI Professor William Newton and a few graduates got together with others to start the first Aquinas Institute of Ireland Summer School.  Here is the Zenit article about it and the Institute’s webpage . In other news, you can now download or listen to the talk that ITI Rector Msgr. Larry Hogan gave on the “real” St. Thérèse at the ITI’s Studientag or Opening Day on September 3rd.  Look in the Spotlight section of the ITI homepage …Read More

Many Happy Years

September 6th, 2012 by Web Master

Dressed for the occasion, students and faculty met at Monday’s Studientag to unite once again in the ITI’s unique principles and pillars and reflect on the nature of studies at this little institute in the Viennese countryside. While the day was full of lecture and discussion, in line with the academic focus of the institute–including various topics from academic orientation to the role of Judaism in Christian Theology to the unique sainthood of the ITI’s …Read More

Movies and the Properties of the Resurrected Body

May 15th, 2012 by Web Master

Watching a movie is never a simple thing at the ITI.  First, you have the differences in native languages…so subtitles are a must.  Second, you have the problem of different senses of humor according to cultures.  Some jokes just don’t translate.  Third, you have to face the problems of likes and dislikes.  Fourth, people have different sensitivities.  It is a wonder we watch movies at all. Despite all these differences there is one thing you can count …Read More

Nostalgic for a Class from Pater Rupert Mayer at ITI? Read below

May 8th, 2012 by Web Master

Homily 3 May 2012 Mass Readings 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Psalm 19:2-5, John 14:6-14 John describes Philip and Andrew as those apostles who bring the people to Jesus, together with all their questions and needs. In this sense, the apostles intercede and pray for us. Jesus said to them about prayer: “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Some of you might say: “I …Read More

Way of the Cross

April 5th, 2012 by Web Master

There are lots of little Wayside Shrines dotting the Autrian landscape.  They are a lovely reminder to stop and pray.  Dr. Andrei Gotia would pass one such shrine in Trumau regularly on the way to the parish Mass.  He noticed that the crucifix was looking a little shabby after who knows how many years of weathering every storm. Dr. Gotia does a little wood-working in addition to his Latin and Greek professorship at the ITI and so he decided to do …Read More

“The Mystery of Christmas Reveals the Mystery of Man” – Retreat in Vienna

December 15th, 2011 by Web Master

  From the 8th to the 10th of December 2011, Fr. Yosyp Veresh, the Director of the Centre of Eastern Christian Studies (ECS), gave a retreat at the Greek-Catholic Parish of St. Barbara in Vienna with the theme: “The Mystery of Christmas Reveals the Mystery of Man.” The retreat started on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (the Conception by St. Anne of the Most Holy Theotokos). During these three days of prayer and meditation, participants …Read More

Keeping the Spirit of the November Papal Intention

November 15th, 2011 by Web Master

ECS celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Vienna at Sts Cyril and Methodius Parish             “That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church.”  13 Nov 2011 – ITI graduate Deacon Joseph Bolin invited the ITI Center of Eastern Christian Studies (ECS) to celebrate Divine Liturgy (Byzantine Rite Mass) at the parish he serves in Vienna, Sts. Cyril and …Read More

ITI Meets Patriarch of Syrian Catholic Churches

November 15th, 2011 by Web Master

10 Nov 2011 – The ITI Center of Eastern Christiaan Studies (ECS) went to a lecture in Vienna given by His Beatitude Patriarch Igatius Youssif III, the Patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Churches.  The lecture was organized by Pro Oriente and was part of a special synod for the Bishops of the Middle East.  His Beatitude spoke of the suffering of his people in theMiddle East.  He said that their main task is to give witness to …Read More

Pilgrimage – Humility and Joy

November 3rd, 2011 by Web Master

We just returned from a wonderful pilgrimage in Italy where we went with many intentions, but primarily to give thanks to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina for a donation we received that has helped us to get through these difficult financial times.  During our trip, there were many signs that Padre Pio was watching over us.  We carried all you ITI students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and benefactors in our hearts and in our prayers to each shrine. We …Read More