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II International Congress on Catechesis

20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018 (Save to calendar)


Catechist: a Witness to the Mystery

Rome, 20-23 September 2018




Thursday, 20 September 2018


4:00 pm Opening prayer

4:15 pm Introduction to the Congress (The Mt Rev. Archbishop Rino FisichellaPresident of the PCPNE)

4:45 pm Conference: Lex credendi, lex orandi (The Rt Rev. Archabbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB)

5:15 pm Mystagogical catechesis on Christian initiation (The Mt Rev. Archbishop Francesco CacucciArchbishop of Bari-Bitonto, Italy)


Friday, 21 September 2018


9:00 am Prayer

9:15 am Conference: The Mystery brings light to Christian life

(Prof. Dr. Marianne SchlosserFaculty of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna)

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Conference: Christian initiation and kerygmatic catechesis

(Msgr. Andrea LonardoDirector of the Office for Culture and Universities of the Diocese of Rome)

11:15 am Q&A session


 3:30 pm In-depth thematic discussions divided in language groups.

English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and German.

Groups with 30-50 participants will discuss on the following subjects:


1.      Mystagogy – an experiential and sapiential introduction to the mystery of Christ

2.      Narrative and symbolic language

3.      Relive the history of salvation: liturgical year and catechism

4.      Sunday: the foundation and kernel of the whole liturgical year (SC 106)

5.      The announcement of eternal life: how to live hope.



Saturday, 22 September 2018


9:00 am Prayer

9:15 am Conference: Catechumenate: a challenge in the evangelization (Madam Claire Bernier, Diocesan delegate for the Service of Faith, Diocese of Angers)

10:00 am Q&A session

10:30 am Break

11:00 am Message of the Pope Francis


3:00 pm Round-table discussion: Popular piety: a form of evangelization

4:30 pm Break

5:00 pm Lectio divina (Fr. Fidel Oñoro, former Director of the Biblical and Pastoral Office of the Episcopal Conference of Latin America – CELAM.)

5:45 pm Conclusion of the Congress (The Mt Rev. Archbishop Octavio Ruiz ArenasSecretary of the PCPNE)


Sunday, 23 September 2018

10:30 am Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica


, Vatican City, Vatican City State