Pro Civitate Dei Summer Programme 2018

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Announcing Pro Civitate Dei 2018—

Pro Civitate Dei is a weeklong anglophone programme which seeks to foster the restoration of Western culture in a rich liturgical and intellectual environment inspired by Christian conviviality.

Registration remains open on a first-come basis. Pro Civitate Dei is open to undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals aged 18–30.

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 programme 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.



The programme includes daily lectures on topics of contemporary and historical interest in Catholic philosophy, theology, liturgy, and politics. Now more than ever, the modern world’s crisis makes it imperative for those who will shape its future to return to the perennial sources of Christian strength. Our clergy and faculty analyse the present age in its origins and its current state, and explore the application of Catholic teachings to contemporary political and cultural phenomena.

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.

The programme focusses centrally on returning to the Church’s culmen & fons vitae, namely the sacred liturgy. The priests of the Fraternity offer daily sung Mass in the traditional form, as well as the chanting of certain hours of the Divine Office. The Fraternity’s clergy also lead the group on short pilgrimages to some of the many sites that mark the glorious story of Christian Europe, such as la Sainte-Baume where St. Mary Magdalene resided with her companions.

Those who attend this unique programme join a small number of like-minded souls with a serious dedication to the authentic restoration of Christian culture at the highest levels of academic, ecclesiastical, cultural and political activity. Alumni of the programme form an active network throughout Europe and the Americas and are welcome to make spiritual visits and retreats in France whenever their travels bring them back. The clergy and religious of the Fraternity regularly visit the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere to offer spiritual retreats, as well as advice and counsel.

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.

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

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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