Duquesne students enjoy Easter Sunday mass in St. Peter's Square

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Spiritual Life

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a weekly discussion and prayer group guided by seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Students can discuss faith and religion in a friendly environment while enjoying a drink and snacks at Italian Campus partner restaurant, Ristorante Old Bear. During the semester, students will also have a chance to visit the North American College campus atop the Janiculum Hill for mass in the chapel and one of the best views of the city of Rome!

Finding Your Place of Worship in Rome

Rome is a rich multicultural city with places to worship for people of all faiths. The Italian Campus staff and the Deacons from the North American Pontifical College will be happy to find you a church, temple, synagogue, or mosque where you can worship.

A weekly schedule of English language Masses is provided to students every semester. These Masses are offered at the campus chapel or at one of the beautiful churches throughout the city every Sunday. The Sisters also hold a daily Italian language Mass in the University Chapel. These Masses are a great way to meet the Sisters and practice your Italian!

Other Activities 

Students attend a Papal audience in St. Peter's Square where Duquesne University is recognized by the Holy Father himself. Also, Rome is a convenient location for independent day-trips to famous pilgrimage sites such as Assisi, Subiaco, and Montecassino. 

Holy Week in Rome

Students who study at the Italian Campus during the Spring semester have the special opportunity to be in the Eternal City for Easter. Easter is a time when thousands of Christians descend on the city of Rome as pilgrims to celebrate Christianity's most important Holy Day. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the ancient tradition of a Holy Thursday Church Crawl, the Stations of the Cross with the Pope, and also Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square with the Pope. Students from the Duquesne in Dublin program travel to Rome to participate in these activities with the Italian Campus students.