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

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    Seminar on Greek tragedians

    Guided reading of some plays according to Balthasar’s presentation (in The Glory of the Lord. The Realm of Metaphysics in Antiquity)

    It is Greek tragedy, and not Greek philosophy, with which the Christians primarily entered into dialogue, that forms the great, valid cypher of the Christ event.
    H.U. von Balthasar

    When: 27th October – 13th November

    Works: Euripides, Alcestis; Sophocles, Antigone; Aeschyleus, Prometheus

    Professor: don Andrea Brutto

    Summer Session: The Christian Task in the World

    From Wednesday, 23 July, through Tuesday, 29 July 2014, three Jesuits joined together with ten young adults at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama for a special young adult session entitled, “Engagement with God: the Christian Task in the World according to Hans Urs von Balthasar.

    The rector of the Casa Balthasar led the session, which was organized by friends and alumni of the Casa. The participants came from two countries and six US states. At the session, the students had the chance to reflect on the distinctive place and role of the Christian layperson in the world. The session also provided an opportunity for participants to reflect on the charter of Cor Mundi, a communion of friendship that brings together lay Christians engaged in studies or secular professions who strive to integrate as best they can their temporal activity with their life of grace. Since the summer session, two Cor Mundi circles have already formed in North America around session participants, and preparation for a third group is already in the works.

    One of the student participants in the 2014 Mobile Summer Session offers this reflection, which communicates something of the spirit of the week of Christian formation and fellowship shared by the participants, the Jesuits who accompanied them, the families who hosted them, and many others who helped to make the session possible.

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    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

    CASA BALTHASAR

    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

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