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

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

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Seminar on “Theo-Logic I” of Balthasar

theologik I wahrheit der welt balthasarGuided reading of the first chapter (“Truth as nature”) of this third volume of Balthasar’s trilogy, Theo-Logic I: Truth of the World

Seminar led by Adrian Walker

Schedule
From October 14th to 30th; 13 sessions during the week, from 8:30 am to 12:20 am Read more

Eine Theologie für das 21. Jahrhundert. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte Balthasars.

3925f1Conferenza del Rettore P. Jacques Servais S.J. sul tema: Les laïcs dans la vie et l’oeuvre de H. U von Balthasar, con la partecipazione dei studenti della Casa Balthasar.

Dove: Einsiedeln (Switzerland)
Quando: 11 – 13 settembre 2013
Programma

The Good in Bertolt Brecht

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Seminar
Reading of two dramas of the German dramatist: Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe (Saint Joan of the Stockyards); Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

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Origen as seen by Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

Origen of AlexandriaAnd thus, like some spark lighting upon our inmost soul, love was kindled and burst into flame within us, – a love at once to the Holy Word, the most lovely object of all, who attracts and irresistibly toward Himself by His unuterrable beauty, and to this man, His friend and advocate. And being most mightily smitten by this love, I was persuaded to give up all those objects or pursuits which seem to us befitting, and among others even my boasted jurisprudence, – yea, my very fatherland and relatives, both those who were present with me then, and those from whom I had parted. And in my estimation there arose but one object dear and worth desire, – to wit philosophy, and that master of philosophy, that divine man.

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus