“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

Going on a Pilgrimage – Giving Thanks to God

October 28th, 2011 by Web Master

Tonight we will pile into a bus and head for Italy, that wonderful land of many saints.  We are on our way to visit St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Nicholas!  We are going to give thanks specifically for a large donation we received over the summer, but in general for all the many blessings God has given the ITI.  Dear alumni, benefactors and friends of the ITI, we will take you and your intentions with us …Read More

The ITI Piano Situation

October 21st, 2011 by Web Master

The beginning of the year brought to the ITI a number of students who have considerable musical abilities and talents, not least a number of pianists. Good use has been made of the upright in Moses Hall (a classroom) up to now in between classes and late into the evenings. But great pianistic talent must be matched by suitably grand instruments and unfortunately, despite the fervent prayers of many, until today the state of our pianos …Read More

Singles on the Rise…and What is their Place in Parish Life?

October 12th, 2011 by Web Master

Anastasia Northrop, founder of TOBIA and current ITI student was just interviewed on Zenit about her work with Catholic singles.  The article is aptly named, No Reason to Fear the “S” Word (Single). As the number of singles is rising in the Church (nearly 40% of the Catholic population in the US), ways need to be found to help Catholic singles (not just ‘young adults’) find their place in parish life.  The bottom line?  Simple.  Priests, find …Read More

Another Ordination!

October 5th, 2011 by Web Master

A group of ITI faculty and students jumped into cars to speed down to Norcia for a quick weekend to witness the ordination and first Mass of our beloved Don Basilio.  He was ordained by His Excellency Renato Boccardo, on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  After he graduated from the ITI, we all eagerly awaited news of his ordination date.  Br. Basil is now Fr. Basil and the weekend was a treat not many of us will forget.  …Read More

Studientag – Seminar on the Mission

September 19th, 2011 by Web Master

We had our very first Studientag at the ITI and I hope it will become a tradition.  The President, Msgr. Dr. Larry Hogan began the day with a talk about the Seven Principles and the Mission of the ITI.  He also spoke about why we do the seminar method and used great props to illustrate his talk;  reading the original sources in the original language was like fresh spring water and reading a translation was like Coke …Read More

Dudaryk visits the ITI and Vienna

September 14th, 2011 by Web Master

The world famous Ukrainian boy and men’s choir, Dudaryk, stayed at the ITI while they performed at the Peterskirche in Vienna.   They have an amazing sound, specializing in Ukrainian folk and religious songs -listen for yourself here and here.  ITI students were treated to an improptu concert in the courtyard of the campus where the choir voices filled the night air, reaching all four student buildings as everyone hung over their balconies or ran down to the lawn to delight in …Read More