Culture Night: Sing a New Song to the Lord - When Music Meets Liturgy
at the Angelicum Hall on March 20th from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m.
From Maundy Thurday through Holy Saturday, the Studium offers an intensive experience of the Holy Triduum leading up to the joy of the celebration of the Resurrection at Easter through a combination of lectures and liturgy. The lectures are in English while the liturgies are in Finnish.
The Welcoming Team welcomes new members to the Catholic Diocese of Helsinki. Now the Welcoming Team's spring programme has been released.
Note these dates:
March 28: One-day Bible Conference at St Mary’s (Mäntytie 2)
March 29: Presentation of Divine Mercy
April 9-11: Mystagogê – An introduction to the Holy Triduum
May 2: One-day Bible Conference at St Mary’s (Mäntytie 2)
June 7: Picnic at Kaivopuisto from 11 a.m.
Please note that Gabriel Salmela OP has been named Moderator of the Welcoming Team.
This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 26th. At the Studium Catholicum we mark the beginning of Lent with a Mass in English and imposition of ashes at noon. Welcome!
Ash Wednesday Mass at the Studium
The guest at the Studium Catholicum's Culture Night in May is textile artist Helena Vaari who will be talking about using her needle as a paintbrush. Helena Vaari was meant to visit the Studium already in January, but illness forced a change in the schedule.
Needle as Paintbrush
Helena Vaari’s technique is demanding artistic handicraft which combines free art embroidery and applique. Ecclesiastical textiles were embroidered and sewn as early as the Middle Ages. Vaari’s art embroidery is based on ancient tradition and uses modern methods.
Please note that Helena Vaari will be speaking in Finnish.
The Studium’s Culture Nights are a programme of friendly and informal gatherings with various activities, such as music, films, talks, pop-up café etc. Come and enjoy yourself!
The Order of Preachers and the Studium Catholicum celebrate the memorial of the Translation of the Relics of St Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday, January 28. This year the day is marked with a lecture in Finnish at the Studium's Angelicum Hall from 6.30 p.m. and sung vespers at 8 p.m.
You can join a song rehearsal for the vespers with brother Marie-Augustin OP at the Studium on Monday, January 27th between 6 and 7 p.m.
- 18:30 Lecture by Marika Räsänen on the Translation of the Relics of St Thomas Aquinas från Italy to France in 1369-1369.(”Pyhäinjäänteiden matkassa. Tuomas Akvinolaisen reliikkien siirto Italiasta Ranskaan 1368-1369”)
- 18:50 Discussion in Finnish: Seppo Heikkinen, Johanna Korhonen, Marika Räsänen and Hilkka-Liisa Vuori.
Moderator: Br Marie-Augustin OP.
- 19:30-19:50 Introduction in Finnish to the songs of the evenings vespers by Hilkka-Liisa Vuori.
- 20:00 Vespers of The translation of the Relics of St Thomas Aquinas. Singing: Br. Marie-Augustin and Vox Silentii. (Click here for a sample of their singing)
The Night of Science is a block party for science and research. It is celebrated annually in Kruununhaka, Helsinki. The 2020 event takes place on Thursday, January 16th. All Night of Science events, including the one at the Studium, are free of charge. At the Studium from 5 p.m. through 9.30 p.m. you can learn more about Jeanne d'Arc.
#NightofScience at the Studium
At the Studium you will learn more about Jeanne d'Arc from Brother Marie-Augustin Laurent OP, essayist Antti Nylén, Naster of Laws Matti Norri and docent Osmo Pekonen, who will look at Jeanne d’Arc from different perspectives. Always controversial, Jeanne d'Arc was executed and then declared a saint.
Three of the presentations are in Finnish and one in English.
- 5.30–6 p.m. Brother Marie-Augustin OP (Studium Catholicum):
St Joan of Arc, a national hero of the French Republic (in English)
- 6.30–7 p.m. Essayist Antti Nylén:
Jeanne d’Arc kirkon uhmaajana (in Finnish)
- 7.30–8 p.m. Master of Laws Matti Norri:
Aikakauden elämännäkemyksestä oikeudenkäyntipöytäkirjojen valossa (in Finnish)
- 8.30–9 p.m. Docent Osmo Pekonen (Helsinki University & Jyväskylä University):
Jeanne d’Arc ja Suomi (in Finnish)
General programme at the Studium: From 5 p.m. through 9.30 p.m. Open House.
Guides to the Angelicum Hall and the Studium Library. Soft drinks and snacks.
On November 19th, 2019, a seminar on how to solve the environmental crisis was held at the Studium Catholicum's Angelicum Hall. For those who missed the seminar, we are happy to share the lecture given by Nigel Haigh, honorary fellow of the Institute for European Environmental Policy.
Here you find out what is going on at the Studium.
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50 Years At Ritarikatu
Alain Arnould OP
Anni Maria Laato
Br Marie Augustin LHB OP
Br Marie-Augustin LHB OP
Carsten Barwasser OP
Catherine Aubin OP
Charles Pottie-Pâté SJ
David Sanders OP
Dominic White OP
Erik Ross OP
Events At The Studium
Finnish Language Club
Fr Antoine Levy OP
Gabriel Salmela OP
Haavar Simon Nielsen OP
Heidi Tuorila Kahanpää
Hemming Of Turku
Ignatius Of Loyola
In The Chapel
Jubilee Of Mercy
Krzysztof Poplawski OP
Laudato Si' Week
Matthew Jarvis OP
Maximus The Confessor
Missionaries Of Charity
Night Of Science
Order Of Consecrated Virgins
Orlando Rueda Acevedo OP
Paul Dominique Masiclat OP
Paul-Dominique Masiclat OP
Pre Christmas Party
Rabbi James Baaden
Richard Ounsworth OP
Saints Of Lisieux
Sisters Of The Most Precious Blood
Sr Sofie OP
Tamsin Geach OP
Teemu Sippo SCJ
Theology Of The Body
Thérèse Of Lisieux
Timothy Radcliffe OP
Vivian Boland OP
Year Of Consecrated Life
Year Of Mercy