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 patronage of Cardinal Ratzinger and located in Rome.

Casa Balthasar, current location in Rome

What is it about

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.

Residence for students

A place for young men to integrate university studies with a proposal of Christian life, nourished by prayer and formation.


Confirmation of a student

Basilica of San Vitale, in Rome

On Sunday March 30th, there will be an event of great joy and thanksgiving for the students and the rector: a young Welsh woman who has been living and studying at the Casa Balthasar for some months will be confirmed. This will be the last stage of her journey from a protestant denomination into full communion with the Catholic Church. Please pray for her and you are welcome to participate in giving thanks to the Lord at the celebration which will take place at 6:30 PM at the Basilica of San Vitale, in Rome.

“I compiti della filosofia cattolica” secondo Balthasar

I compiti Filosofia cattolica nel tempo - Balthasar

Lunedì 24 marzo – ore 17


invita alla presentazione del saggio di Hans Urs von Balthasar

I compiti della filosofia cattolica nel tempo

a cura delle edizioni LAS – Roma.

Per presentare questa nuova traduzione in italiano, interverranno:

don Rossano Sala
don Mauro Mantovani
Docente alla Facoltà di Teologia
Professore ordinario di Filosofia
c/o l’Università Pontificia Salesiana

La presentazione avrà luogo nella sede romana della Casa Balthasar, Via Nomentana 234

Book Presentation: The Eschatology in Balthasar

2014-03-08-Invito-Escatologia-MinutellaLa Casa Balthasar vi invita alla presentazione del libro L’Escatologia cristologico-trinitaria di Hans Urs Von Balthasar a cura di Don Alessandro Maria Minutella, che si terrà:

Sabato, 8 Marzo 2014, alle ore 11.00
presso Casa Balthasar

Interverranno anche P. Jacques SERVAIS s.j., autore della prefazione, e P. Gianni COLZANI, docente presso la Pontificia Università Urbaniana.

Come arrivare alla Casa Balthasar?

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

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

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


Every session starts with an introduction by the professor on the text, followed by an individual reading and study; the last two hours are dedicated to a seminar discussion.

The professor
Adrian J. Walker is a philosofer, editor and member of the board of Communio International Catholic Review. He has also translated in English many books, such as “Jesus of Nazareth” by Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI and some works of Balthasar.

The Good in Bertolt Brecht


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).

Where: Arnoga, Alta Valtellina (Lombardia)

When: September 14-30th 2013

Tutor: Don Andrea Brutto

Work referenced: the two dramas and their presentations by H.U. von Balthasar in: Explorations in Theology: III. Creator Spirit.; Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory: I. Prolegomena.