Program of Studies

For candidates to the priesthood, the program of studies consists in a six-year program, divided into two years of Philosophy and four years of Theology.

Departments

The Institute is composed of six departments.

Download: Courses by Departments

Faculty

Permanent and Stable Professors: Philosophy and History, Dogmatic Theology, Social Sciences and History, etc.

FacultyProfesors

Atienza de Frutos, David
Philosophy and History
Doctorate in Anthropology at the Complutense University of Madrid. Spain, 2006.
datienza@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Ferrarese, Gianfranco
Dogmatic Theology
Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy, 2002.
gferrarese@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Gallo, Lorenzo
Philosophy, Social Sciences and History
Doctorate in Social Sciences at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1973.
lgallo@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Gennarini, Giuseppe
History of the Church and Patrology
Ph.D. Candidate in History of the Church at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. Licentiate in Church History at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1992.
ggenarinni@sanvitoresinstitute.com

O’Donoghue, Neil Xavier
Sacraments and Liturgy
Ph.D. Doctorate in Liturgy at St. Patrick’s Royal Catholic College, Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland.
nodonoghue@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Ponce Rodriguez, Pablo
Sacred Scripture and Languages
S.T.D. Candidate in Biblical Theology at the Gregorian University of Rome, Italy. Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome, Italy, 2005.
frpabloponcer@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Quitugua, David C.
Canon Law
Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.) at the Angelicum University, Rome, Italy, 1995.
dcq@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Sammut, Edwin Pius
Pastoral Theology
OCD, Ph.D. Candidate in Theology (Spirituality) at Teresianum, Rome, Italy. Diploma in Catechetics at Lumen Vitae, Bruxelles, Belgium, 1973. Licentiate in Theology with specialization in Spirituality at Teresianum, Rome, Italy, 1972.
psammut@sanvitoresinstitute.com

Walsh, Francis M.
Moral Theology
Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University, Rome, Italy, 2001.
fwalsh@sanvitoresinstitute.com


Visiting Professors
In addition to the permanent professors, the Institute relies on the collaboration of the following visiting professors:


-Barahona Plaza, Angel, Doctorate in Philosophy at the ComplutenseUniversity of Madrid, Spain, 1991.
Philosophy.

-Bissoli, Giovanni, OFM, Doctorate in Biblical Sciences at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome, Italy, 1992. Doctorate in Literature at the University of Rome, Italy, 1979.
Sacred Scripture.

-Bonete Perales, Enrique, Doctorate in Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, 1985.
Philosophy.

-Bottini, G. Claudio, OFM.,Doctorate in Theology with Biblical Specialization at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Jerusalem, Israel, 1979.
Sacred Scripture.

-Bradley, Daniel, Master in Sciences of Education (Guidance/Counseling), at  Florida Atlantic University, USA, 1968.
Languages and Liturgy and Sacraments.

-Castro, Antonia D., M.A. Ed Equivalence, University of Guam. B.A. in Elementary K-5 and Early Childhood pre K-2 and Special Education.
Language

-Chinaglia, Adelchi, Doctorate in Canon Law at the Lateran University, Rome, Italy, 1997.
Canon Law.

-Colautti, Federico, Doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 2001.
Sacred Scripture

-Collins, Peter, Doctorate in Philosophy of Education at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., USA, 1965.
Philosophy.

-Esposito, Bruno, O. P., Doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Angelicum, Rome, Italy, 1996.
Pastoral Theology and Canon Law.

-Faliszek Marian, SVD, Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 1973.
Philosophy.

-Farnés Scherer, Pedro, Doctorate in Liturgical Theology at the Institute of Liturgy of Barcelona, Spain, 1989.
Liturgy and Sacraments.

-Garzón Calles, Juan José, Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, 2003.
Liturgy and Sacraments.

-Herrera, María Dolores, Doctorate in Geography and History at the University of Cantabria, Spain, 1990. Titular Alumni of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, Israel, 1983.
History.

-Inman, Todd A., Ph.D. Candidate, at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 1996.
Philosophy.

-Koterski, Joseph, Doctorate in Philosophy at St. Louis University, MO, USA, 1982. Licentiate in Theology at Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1993.
Philosophy.

-Larrey, Philip, Doctorate in Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy, 1994.
Philosophy.

-Lera, Jose María, S.J., Doctorate in Theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1973.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Lucas, Ramón, LC, Doctorate in Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy, 1987. Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology, University of St. Thomas, Angelicum, Rome, 1984
Philosophy.

-Manns, Frédéric, OFM, Doctorate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Rome, Italy, 1988. Doctorate in Sacred Theology with Biblical Specialization at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Jerusalem, Israel, 1973.
Sacred Scripture.

-Mantovani, Mauro, S.D.B., Doctorate in Philosophy at the University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy, 1995. Licentiate Degree in Theology at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy, 1997.
Philosophy.

-Massaggia, Franca, Specialization in Theology under the supervision of Prof. J. Ratzinger. Doctorate in Economics at the University Ca’Foscari of Venice, Italy 1964.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Morerod, Charles, OP, Doctorate in Philosophy, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France, 2004. Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1994.
Philosophy.

-Oliver, James M., Doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1999.
Pastoral Theology and Canon Law.

-Palacios, Manuel, MA in Administration and Education at University of Guam, Guam, USA, 1972.
Languages.

-Pelletier, Yvan, Doctorate in Philosophy at the Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 1974.
Philosophy.

-Pérez Romero, Francisco Javier, Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Specialist in Sacred Scriptures at the Pontifical University “Comillas” Madrid – Spain, 1998.
Sacred Scripture.

-Rodriguez Fernández, Pedro O.P., Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Angelicum, Rome, Italy, 1966. Licentiate Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Spain, 1975.
Liturgy and Sacraments.

-Rossetti, Lorenzo, Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy, 1997.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Sayés José Antonio, Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy, 1973.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Skrzypczak, Robert, Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2003.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Songy, David G., O.F.M.Cap., Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology – Denver, CO, USA, 1999.
Pastoral Theology

-Stransky, Thomas F., CSP, L. Miss, Gregorianum, Rome, Italy, 1960, Doctoral tutored studies in Protestant and Catholic Mission Theologies, University of Muenster, Germany, 1959.
Dogmatic Theology.

-Thomann, Robert, Associate Director for Continuing Formation of Ordained Deacons, Archdiocese of Newark, USA. Ph.D. in Oceanography, New York University, USA, 1960. M.A. in Systematic Theology from the Immaculate Conception School of Theology at Seton Hall, 2007. Award Pope John Paul II Medal for Academic Excellence.
Pastoral Theology.

-Trevijano Etchevarría, Ramón, Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy, 1959. Licentiate in Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, 1964.
Church History and Patrology.

-Ziccardi, C. Anthony, S.T.D. Candidate in Biblical Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome, Italy, 1995.
Sacred Scripture and Languages.

Departments

  • Philosophy Department
  • Languages Department
  • Sacred Scripture Department
  • Dogmatics Department
  • Moral Theology Department
  • Church History and Patrology Department
  • Sacraments and Liturgy Department
  • Pastoral Theology and Canon Law Department

Program of Studies


Philosophy
The first two years are dedicated mainly to the study of philosophical subjects as well as to the introductory disciplines. Students work on special projects, text analysis or papers, according to the guidelines of the particular professors. Some courses are conducted in a seminar format, and some other courses contain seminar elements.
The cycle of philosophy is equivalent to a degree of Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.).
Candidates are required to complete a total of 62 credits/semester hours.

Theology
The four years that follow the philosophy cycle are mostly dedicated to the theological studies. To complete the program, each student is expected to undergo a final comprehensive examination and to present a written thesis of no less than twenty-five pages on a relevant subject under the direction of one of the professors.
The cycle of theology is equivalent to a degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.).
Candidates must successfully complete a total of 128 credits/semester hours to qualify for the Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology.
Successful completion of the academic requirements for the S.T.B. prepares seminarians for priestly ordination in the Catholic Church.

Download: OUTLINE OF STUDIES