Rome, Italy

On Friendship: Summer Academy in the Spirit of Edith Stein (in German)

when 28 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
language German
duration 1 week
fee EUR 250

The summer academy addresses the question of friendship by focusing on both Edith Stein's own understanding of friendship but also in the academic perspectives in which Edith Stein herself worked, including from biblical, theological, philosophical, anthropological and spiritual perspectives.

The German-language summer academy in Rome is characterized by the combination of study and prayer, community and relaxation in the quiet atmosphere of the Pontifical Faculty Teresianum.

The topics include discussions about friendship in the digital world, friendship in Thomas Aquinas, Carmelite spirituality, Romano Guardini, Aelred of Rievaulx. More details are available on our website.

Course leader

F. Dr. Roberto Maria Pirastu OCD (Rome), Mag. Daniela Köder (Vienna), F. Dr. Lukasz Strzyz- Steinert OCD (Rome), F. Dr. Christof Betschart OCD (Rome)

Target group

The summer academy is primarily aimed at students, young researchers or anyone (up to the age of 35) who has an academic interest, not just in philosophy and theology, who want to deepen the question of the meaning of friendship together and in a context of prayer.

Course aim

The course aims to develop both an academic understanding of the topic of friendship and also develop the connection between philosophical and theological reflection and lived friendship.

Fee info

EUR 250: The conference fee includes accomodation and meals.


Discounts for students are available upon request.