Santa Croce Program


The Santa Croce Program is designed specifically for Superiors and Formators (or for potential future Superiors and Formators) from CMSWR communities. The course will begin in September 2022 and conclude in June 2023. It will consist of two weeks of onsite classes in Rome from September 12-16 and from September 19-23, 2022; and then in the second semester from January 30 – February 3, 2023 and from February 6-10, 2023.  Written exams will be taken from the United States at the end of each semester. While in Rome participants will reside at the Domus.  The four weeks of classes in Rome will be taught by Santa Croce faculty in the mornings; in the afternoons and on weekends, there will be opportunities to visit sacred sites in Rome and environs. In the intervening months, the sister students will be assigned readings and papers under the supervision of the Santa Croce faculty. The sister students will earn European credits which are transferable to any European Pontifical University.

The names of the six courses are the following:

  1. Canonical Notions Regarding the Consecrated Life (15 hours)
  2. Fundraising as Faithraising for Religious Institutions (5 hours)
  3. Liturgy: Source and Summit of the Christian Life (15 hours)
  4. Sexuality, Gender, and Education (15 hours)
  5. The Formation Staff in Religious Congregations (15 hours)
  6. Spiritual Accompaniment (15 hours)

A description of the program courses and schedule can be found here.

The cost for the program, is $500 (includes room and board).  Travel not included.  Communities will be invoiced once the application is approved.

This program is open to all CMSWR communities and is limited to 12 sisters. The Program is supported in part by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Click here to see the comments from last year’s participants.

To register, please fill out the application below.

Santa Croce Program Application 2022-2023

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