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Eichstätt, Bavaria, Germany
July 2 to July 9, 2010

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Eichstätt, June 27 to July 5.
Site of the only Catholic university in Germany.

This ancient seat of Prince Bishops north of Munich was a principal site for the initial evangelization of the German lands. Its first bishop, St. Willibald, was ordained here by his uncle St. Boniface in 741. His relics are still venerated in a Baroque shrine nestled in the back of the great Gothic cathedra in townl. The relics of his sister St. Walburga are venerated in the Benedictine Abbey that bears her name. We will be given a tour of the church by Sister Angela and will pray along as the nuns sing Vespers. There will be excursions to the Prince Bishops’ fortress, Willibaldsburg and a pilgrimage to the Marian chapel of Frauenberg, or “Mary Mount”. Leaving the small town of Eichstätt, we will travel to Freising, the original site of the Archdiocese of Munich with its great cathedral and bishops’ fortress. Father Ratzinger taught at the seminary here. Then a day will be spent in Catholic Munich with its Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, its lively markets, and the playful bells and statuary of the Town Hall clock. Lectures will cover the early history of Catholicism in Germany, Church-State relations today, the intellectual tradition of Pope Benedict, the conversation with Islam provoked by his Regenburg Address and points of intellectual contact between Islam and the Church and Benedicts efforts at liturgical restoration

 


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Itinerary:

Saturday, June 27
Pick up at airport
Supper at Kolpinghaus
  Mass at the Studentenheim s
Sunday, June 28
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Kolpinghaus
10:00 a.m. Mass at the cathedral
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Walking tour of Eichstätt
4:00 p.m. Tour of St. Walburga’s Benedictine Abbey by Sister Angela.
Visit with Mother Abbess Franziska (who was a young nun when Father Ratzinger gave the sisters spiritual conferences)
Visit with Mother Abbess Franziska (who was a young nun when Father Ratzinger gave the sisters spiritual conferences)
5:00 p.m. Vespers at St. Walburga’s
  6:00 p.m. Supper at Kolpinghaus
Monday, June 29
Prof. Dr. Hannah-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz
  7:30 a.m. Mass at Heilig Geist Spital Kirche
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kolinghaus
9:30 a.m. Pope Benedict and Romano Guardini
11:00 a.m. Personal Remembrances and Intellectual Encounters with Pope Benedict
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal
2:00 p.m. Tour of Willibaldsburg and the Paleontological Museum
6:00 p.m. Supper
Tuesday, June 30
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Lobkowitz; Prof Dr. Remí Brague
  7:30 a.m. Mass at Heilig Geist Spital Kirche
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kolpinghaus
9:30 a.m. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition of Pope Benedict
11:00 a.m. The Relationship of Faith and Reason
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal

2:00 p.m. Pope Benedict and the Encounter with Islam
Salient Intellectual Encounters between the Church and Islam

6:00 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. Folk Dancing
Wednesday, July 1
Prof. Dr. John M. Haas
  8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kolpinghaus
9:30 a.m. Pope Benedict and the Restoration of the Liturgy
11:00 a.m. Pope Benedict and the Restoration of the Liturgy
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal
2:00 p.m. Tour of the Guardian Angel Church, the Capuchin Church and the University of Eichstätt
6:00 p.m. Supper
7:00 p.m. Pilgrimage to Frauenberg, Rosary, Holy Mass
Thursday, July 2:
Prof. Dr. John M. Haas
  7:30 a.m. Mass at Heilig Geist Spital Kirche
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kolpinghaus
9:30 a.m. Pope Benedict’s Regensburg Address
11:00 a.m. Pope Benedict’s Controversies
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal
2:00 p.m. Afternoon Free
6:00 p.m. Supper in Kolpinghaus
Friday, July 3:
Freising where Father Ratzinger was a Theology Professor.
  7:30 a.m. Mass at Heilig Geist Spital Kirche
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kolpinghaus
9:30 a.m. Leave for Freising
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal in Freising at hotel
2:00 p.m. Tour of Freising, the Original of See of Munich
Tour of the Diocesan Museum
Baroque Münster with decorations of the Assam Brothers
Saturday:
Munich where Cardinal Ratzinger was the Archbishop
  7:30 a.m. Mass at Sankt Georg Church
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel
9:30 a.m. Tour of Munich. Marienplatz, Cathedral, St. Michael’s Church
12:30 p.m. Midday Meal at the Ratskeller
2:00 p.m. Old St. Peter’s, Theatinerkirche, the Wittelsbach Royal Palace
the Palace Gardens
7:00 p.m. Last Dinner together in Freising
Sunday
Departures from Munich Airport

Faculty:

Schwester Angela, OSB, St. Walburga’s Monastery, Eichstätt

Prof. Dr. Remi Brague, Professor of Philosophy, the Sorbonne and the University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkowitz, Chair of the Department of Religion and Comparative Religions Studies, the University of Dresden

Prof. Dr. John M. Haas, President of the International Institute for Culture, former John Cardinal Krol Professor of Moral Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia

Herr Florian Huber, International Institute for Culture, University of Salzburg (Masters in English and Journalism)

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Lobkowicz, former President of the University of Munich and the University of Eichstätt, member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, former President of the European University Rectors’ Conference.

The cost for Room and Board, Excursions and Meals, Tours and Lectures: $1950.

Couples: $1800 a piece


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