International house of spiritual discernment and formation

Inspired by the persons and writings of
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Adrienne von Speyr and Henri de Lubac
Founded in 1990 under the patronage of Cardinal Ratzinger and located in Rome

Casa Balthasar, current location in Rome

Casa Balthasar

In Rome, a place to discern a vocation and a center of studies to answer the world’s need for radical Christian commitment.

Cor Mundi

«Cor Mundi»

A network of laypersons engaged in studies or professions who want consecration to Christ in the world and from within the world.

Accademia Balthasar

Studies to lead towards the spirit of greater faith and love of the Lord which distinguishes Balthasar, Lubac and Von Speyr.

News & Events

Academy Lesson: Goethe

Texts Reading of  J. W. Goethe

from “Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen”,  led by dr. Adrien Walker

12th October,  3 – 4.30 p.m.

Academy Lessons : Nicholas Kabasilas

Reading of

Sermon on the Annunciation

Nicholas Kabasilas

7th, 9th, 10th October. From 5 to 6.30 p.m, at Casa Balthasar

Who lead
dr. Adrien Walker

Two recent podcasts on Adrienne von Speyr


to enjoy to Adrian Walker’s two most recent podcasts on

von Adrienne von Speyr and her principle work: Handmaid of the Lord.

Adrian Walker – alumnus of Casa Balthasar – is an editor of the journal Communio, an International Catholic Review. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and he has served as a translator for the English edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s, Jesus of Nazareth, as well as numerous other theological works including those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr.

Cor Mundi – Daily points of meditation

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The points will be sent to your email address and attached in the usual formats

(RTF for printing, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for most smartphones and e-readers).

Summer Session in the Alps

In the alpine heights, took place the summer session on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the birth of Casa Balthasar. From 27th July through 8th August, many friends and alumni gathered in Arnoga (Italy) for intensive days of studies, music, theater, and friendship during this session entitled “God and the drama of the world. Balthasar and Calderón de la Barca”.

The complete chronicle, with pictures and testimonies, of this session is available here. You may ask the password to access by writing to: