Monday, March 7th 2022

2.00 PM Reception of participants

3.00 PM Opening of the Conference and Welcome Speeches

  • Professor Leonardo Sileo, Rector of the Pontifical Urbanian University (Lecture)
  • Professor Maria del Rosario Sáez Yuguero, Rector of the Universidad Católica of Ávila (Lecture)
  • Professor Maria Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life (Lecture)

3.30 PM Panel on Teresa of Jesus and the Communication of the Ineffable

  • Professor Beatriz De Ancos Morales, Catholic University of Valencia (Abstract, Lecture)
  • Professor Sara Gallardo, Director of Pastoral and Women Studies Department, Catholic University of Ávila (Abstract, Video Transcript)

Moderator: Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture

4.15 PM Break 

4.30 PM Panel on The Ecclesial Mission of Thérèse of Lisieux

  • Fr. François-Marie Léthel, OCD, Pontifical Faculty of Theology Teresianum (Abstract, Lecture)
  • Sr. Simona Brambilla ISMC, General Superior of the Consolata Missionary Sisters (Abstract, Lecture)

Moderator: Professor Sandra Mazzolini, Dean of the Faculty of Missiology, Pontifical Urban University 

5.15 PM Panel on Hildegard of Bingen: Spirituality and Care of the Creation

  • Professor Ruberval Monteiro OSB, Pontifical University of St. Anselm (PowerPoint)
  • Dr. Emanuela Chiang, Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS) (Abstract, Lecture)

Moderator: Professor Lorella Congiunti, Pontifical Urban University 

Tuesday, March 8th 2022

3.00 PM Introduction

  • H.E. Ms. Alexandra Valkenburg, Ambassador of the European Union to the Holy See (Lecture)
  • Rev. Manuel Barrios Prieto, Secretary General of COMECE (Lecture)

3.15 PM Panel on Bridget of Sweden: Prophetess of Europe

  • Professor Alessandra Bartolomei Romagnoli, Pontifical Gregorian University (Abstract, Lecture)
  • Sister Maria Concetta Guidi, Order of the Most Holy Savior of St. Bridget (Abstract, Lecture)

Moderator: Professor Silvia Mas, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

4.00 PM Panel on Serving the Common Good: the Contribution of Catherine of Siena 

  • Professor Giulia Lombardi, International Center for Catherinian Studies (Abstract, Lecture)
  • Fr. Alfredo Scarciglia op, Parish priest of Basilica Cateriniana of San Domenico, Siena (Lecture)

Moderator: Professor Giorgia Salatiello, Pontifical Gregorian University 

4.45 PM Break 

5.00 PM Panel on Educational Alliance: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edit Stein)

  • Professor Miriam Ramos, Catholic University of Ávila (Abstract, Lecture)
  • Professor Shahid Mobeen, Pontifical Urban University (Lecture)

Moderator: Marta Rodriguez, Institute for Higher Studies on Women (Pontifical Ateneo Regina Apostolorum)

6.15 PM Closing remarks. Professor Maria del Rosario Sáez, Rector of the Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV) (Lecture, Pope Francis Message)