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

A New School Year

September 7th, 2011 by Web Master

A new school year has begun!  Close to 80 students have matriculated and now Australia has been added to the countries represented at the ITI.  Countries this year  (in random order) include: Austria (no kangaroos here), Australia (kangaroos here), Belarus, Slovakia, Germany, the UK, India, USA, China, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Philippines, Georgia, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, Czech, Hungary, Myanmar (look it up), the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. During orientation, we had our annual talk on “How …Read More

WYD Madrid YOUCAT Reporters

August 29th, 2011 by Web Master

Two ITI students were part of the twelve person international YOUCAT reporting team during World Youth Day in Madrid.  Follow the lives of Niccolo Florencio and Kathleen Wolfe as they blog about their days at www.youcat.org  

Summer School “The Study of Western Institutions”

August 10th, 2011 by Web Master

  For the first time, the Phoenix Institute held its annual European summer seminar for “The Study of Western Institutions” on the new ITI campus in Trumau, near Vienna. Close to 30 students from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Poland spent three weeks studying St. Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle and the history of Vienna as bulwark of the West. The seminars included course-related visits of Heiligenkreuz and Klosterneuburg abbeys, as well as guided visits of …Read More

The Good Shepherd: Priesthood Today in the Footsteps of the Saintly Hierarchs of the Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church

August 3rd, 2011 by Web Master

Center of Eastern Christian Studies Summer School  From June 20th to July 4th of this year the ITI Centre of Eastern Christian Studies (ECS) in Austria organized a summer school with the theme, The Good Shepherd: Priesthood today in the footsteps of the saintly hierarchs of the Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church. Clergy and seminarians from the Byzantine Catholic Eparchies of Phoenix and Parma in the USA flew over to participate in the program. The summer school …Read More

Portiuncula Indulgence

August 2nd, 2011 by Web Master

Today is Aug 2nd – time for the Portiuncula Indulgence! The Indulgence : “The Portiuncula indulgence is the first plenary indulgence that was ever granted in the Church. There were indeed indulgences at all times, but they were only partial, and only a partial remission of the temporal punishments could be obtained by them. But, as already remarked, he who gains the Portiuncula indulgence is freed from all temporal punishments and becomes as pure as after …Read More