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Spiritual Life

Rome is the perfect place to explore your faith with its thousands of years of history in one sacred city. Seat of the Catholic church and the Holy Father, you'll find the tombs of apostles that walked with Christ, relics of Saints and faith inspiring art and architecture literally around every corner. Not Catholic? No worries! Rome's diversity extends to its other religious communities, including one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe, the largest mosque outside of the Islamic world, the largest Mormon temple in Europe and a vibrant Protestant community.
You can't help but be inspired by the Eternal City!
Più Dolce del Miele (Sweeter Than Honey)

Più dolce del miele 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 snacks and sweets! During the semester, students will also have a chance to visit the North American College campus, Rome's largest seminary atop the Janiculum Hill for Mass in their chapel and take in 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.

Catholic students:
The Italian Campus property is housed with the religious community of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who have daily morning Mass at 7:30 a.m. in Italian in our beautiful chapel. Duquesne students are always welcome to join the Sisters for their worship. Various times throughout the semester, an English language Sunday evening Mass will be held in our Chapel, along with opportunities for Confession in partnership with our apostolate from the Pontifical North American College. Every week, whether on excursions or in the city of Rome, the staff will have recommendations for Mass in one of the thousands of Churches located throughout the city of Rome and Italy.

Non-Catholic students:
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.

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.