Graduation 2011

June 15th, 2011 by Web Master

Despite all forecasts and worries about rain, the weather provided a perfect sunny background for the festivities of the day.  Bishop Peter Rusnak, Eparch of Bratislava celebrated Divine Liturgy, the Byzantine Rite Mass, to begin the day.  Christoph Cardinal Schönborn presented the Masters, Licentiate and Doctoral degrees to the thirteen happy graduates.  Fr. Juraj Terek was presented with a special honor as well – the Golden Priest’s Cross – for his wonderful selfless service in his demanding job at the …Read More

Russian Kino

June 9th, 2011 by Web Master

With a little elbow grease and lots of man-hours, a section of the schloss at the ITI has been transformed in a little over six weeks.  It used to be a grainery, then when the Russians inhabited the schloss, they transformed the room into a cinema.  Then it was left deserted and when the ITI moved here, this is what we found.  We all saw the room had good bones, but during the move it became …Read More

Thesis Defenses

June 3rd, 2011 by Web Master

This week was the intense and exciting week of thesis defenses.  The Lectio Corams begin next week.  Now, we all knew the Licentiate students SAID they were writing…but this week showed us all WHAT they had been writing, and how well they knew their stuff.  Each student gave a short summary of their thesis …and then the three Professor readers had a chance to tear the thesis to shreds (at least, I am sure that is what …Read More

Short Summer Courses

May 30th, 2011 by Web Master

Now that the ITI has a new campus, we can offer a number of short summer courses.   Check them out here :  Fr. Tomas Labanic is returning to offer an advanced icon writing course from the 13-18th of June.  The first went so well that he is back by popular demand.       

Theology and Soccer? ITI Wins Soccer Tournament

May 27th, 2011 by Web Master

The Catholic Universities Community organizes  many activities and the ITI, on a lark, decided to enter their Viennese Universities soccer tournament on May 6, 2011.  To everyone’s surprise, we won! Not having enough students for subs made the win even more phenomenal.   Jude Edeh, from Nigeria, played excellent defense as the goal keeper and other students from Mexico, Romania, Germany and the USA played together and stole the championship! More photos here:

I Have Searched for You – and Now You Have Come

May 20th, 2011 by Web Master

Rome had all the flags flying for the Beatification of John Paul II at the beginning of May.  It was the first thing that struck my eyes as I entered the city.  Each light pole had a banner with John Paul II on it – welcoming all of us.  His image covered the city with posters and I even saw a taxi re-painted with the beatification message!  The posters and banners quoted the last words …Read More