Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare”

Issra

The Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare” (ISSRA) is an academic center of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, established on September 17th, 1986 by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The current Statutes, approved on January 22nd, 2010, acknowledge the provisions of the Instruction in Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences, promulgated by the same Congregation on June 28th, 2008.

The main purposes of the Institute are:

  • the theological formation of the faithful, laity and religious, through systematic study and scientific examination of Catholic doctrine;
  • preparation of pastoral workers for local communities
  • preparation for the various activities of the lay apostolate.

The Institute has a specific didactic methodology, which offers the traditional forms of on site teaching (lessons, written assignments, oral examinations) in a flexible form, suited to those who for geographical, professional or family reasons are unable to attend an Institute requiring daily attendance.

All didactic activity is carried out at the University.

The Institute fosters frequent dialogue between students and professors: lesson meetings are particularly important moments in this pedagogical relationship and therefore attendance is compulsory.

The dates of the meetings are indicated on the academic calendar.

Furthermore, a professor with the role of tutor is assigned to each student; the tutor's role is to help students resolve any doubts or difficulties regarding their studies, especially of an organizational or methodological nature.

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In evidenza

Agg. 2 aprile 2020 - A seguito delle disposizioni del Governo Italiano, la chiusura della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (sedi dell’Apollinare e della Biblioteca) si protrae fino al 13 aprile 2020.

Prosegue, come previsto, l’insegnamento online. La stessa modalità sarà attivata anche dall'ISSR all'Apollinare per gli esami e le lezioni previste ad aprile.

Per questioni urgenti è possibile chiamare il numero di telefono dell'Università.
 

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11 marzo 2020 - Saluto del Rettore, Luis Navarro, alla Comunità Accademica con i ringraziamenti a docenti, personale amministrativo e studenti per come stanno affrontando le nuove forme della didattica resesi necessarie a seguito dell'emergenza sanitaria legata al Coronavirus. A questo proposito, l'invito a pregare per le vittime, i malati e i familiari, e a chiedere l'intercessione del beato Álvaro del Portillo, primo Gran Cancelliere dell'Università, nel giorno della sua nascita terrena.

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 (8.45 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), on the initiative of the Centro di Studi Giuridici sulla Famiglia (CSGF), active in the School of Canon Law, the III Interdisciplinary Day on Legal Anthropology of the Family will be held on the theme The family dimension of the school.

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Day of Study promoted by Interdisciplinary Forum on Anthropology, on monday, february 24, 2020, on the theme Beyond sad passions: moral decisions and educational hope.

Giornata di Studio: Oltre le passioni tristi: decisioni morali e speranza educativa

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