Christmas 2013: “God went out of His way for me”

gherardo delle notti adorazione del bambinoAn anthology of readings from Charles Péguy
Rome, Church of the Gesù, 27th to 31st December 2013

Five days of meditation and reflection on the anxious heart of a God that nurtures hope in the return of His lost child.

Never has a Christian poet penetrated so deeply the mysteries of God’s tender heart, a heart that – more intimate to the human heart than the human heart is to itself – is the most pure agape.
H. U. von Balthasar


Reading and discussion, led by Fr. Jacques Servais SJ, of chosen passages from Péguy: The Portal of the Mystery of Hopeand The Mystery of the Holy Innocents
From 10AM to 5PM, from Friday 27th to the morning of Tuesday 31st. Lunch together and daily Mass.

For whom

Students or young professionals desiring to learn how to become the leaven of the Gospel in their respective environments


In the complex of the Church of the “Gesù”, Rome: Via degli Astalli, 17 (Sala Assunta)

Other details

We suggest to make a contribution of 10 euros per day (50 euros for the all course), including lunch.

Possibility of accommodation and a common life at the Casa Balthasar from the evening of December 26th to January 1st 2014

For further information and to register, write to
or call at +39 06 86 328 193

Stamp of Charles Peguy

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