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Pro Civitate Dei Summer Program 2022

Pro Civitate Dei Summer Program 2022

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La Comtesse

rue Aristide Perrin

83250 La Londe-les-Maures

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Gather in the French Riviera June 10–17 as we resume Pro Civitate Dei’s radical incarnation of Christian culture in the heart of Provence.

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Pro Civitate Dei is an annual program radically reaffirming the restoration of Western culture in an atmosphere of Christian conviviality.

This summer, Pro Civitate Dei brings American and European students and young professionals to the heart of the French Riviera for a weeklong, anglophone program rich in liturgy and intellectual discussion and an environment of Christian conviviality.

Confirmed faculty include Gladden Pappin and Patrick Deneen! PCD is hosted by Matthew Menendez, Gladden Pappin and the fathers of the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian in La Londe-les-Maures, France.

Registration is open on a first-come basis. Pro Civitate Dei is open to undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. For all inquiries contact pcdfrance@gmail.com.

Borders have reopened. Travelers can enter France without COVID-19 vaccination (a negative predeparture test is required). You may double-check and confirm entry requirements here.

For travel plans, we recommend Rome2rio for plotting your route, Kayak and Skiplagged for finding flights. Regional airports include NCE Nice Côte d'Azur and MRS Marseille, with train connections to nearby Hy`eres; or fly to Paris and take the train as well. PCD also is happy to provide expert travel advice for those who need it.

Your registration includes:

  • Lodging, food, drinks, and nightly hospitality June 10–17 in France (departure June 18)
  • Day trip by boat to the nearby vacation island
  • A special pilgrimage along an ancient Christian route
  • Daily lectures from our faculty
  • Traditional Latin Mass and liturgy (Prime, Vespers, Compline)
  • Free advice on booking your international trip (airfare excluded)

Arrival: June 10

Departure: June 18

Hosted by Gladden Pappin, Matthew Menendez and the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian, Pro Civitate Dei brings together a small number of select young men and women from top universities, as well as young professionals, to discuss the renewal of Christian civilization in one of the most beautiful settings of the French Riviera.

The program features lectures by high-level American and European university faculty in the rich intellectual and spiritual environment fostered by the clergy of the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian, a religious order of North and South Americans dedicated to missionary work in the heart of Old World.

Above all, Pro Civitate Dei seeks to incarnate radically the spirit of communion that has uniquely marked the Church. The vigorous discussion of subjects in our talks continues outside the classroom, during breaks for coffee, apéritifs, dinner, supper, pilgrimages and even trips to the beach, in a convivial setting with noted professors and scholarly youth, surrounded by the remains of a Catholic France which is rightfully ours. 

Pro Civitate Dei enjoys the blessing of the Most Excellent Lord Dominique Rey, bishop of Fréjus-Toulon. PCD operates under the patronage of Ste. Jeanne d'Arc.

This year we again have the fortunate timing to be able to march the three days of the Chartres Pilgrimage the weekend before, and Matt Menendez (Harvard '14) will organize a PCD group to walk the three consecutive marathons from Paris to Chartres. These two events combine to propose that the restoration of Christendom is possible. If you would like to join the 16,000 young people marching to Chartres, please email pcdfrance@gmail.com and plan on arriving in Paris at the latest Friday evening, June 3rd.

PAST LECTURE TOPICS

The Virtue of Patriotism in St. Joan of Arc

The Hierarchy of the Heavens: Cosmos and State in the Medieval World

Economic Libertarianism and Catholic Doctrine

Charity before Jihad

The Little Flower and Her Snuff Box

Subject to Lower Powers: The Life and Death of Modern Politics

Liturgical Politics in the Middle Ages

Building a Catholic Culture through Sacred Liturgy

FRATERNITY OF ST. JOSEPH THE GUARDIAN

For more information on the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian, a religious order of North and South Americans dedicated to missionary work in the heart of Old World, consult http://fsjc.info or the Fraternity's Facebook page. The Fraternity is a registered public charity under U.S. law, 501(c)(3). Pro Civitate Dei is a nonprofit established in France under the loi 1901.

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