International Theological Institute
An ecclesiastical theological faculty, founded at the direct request of Pope St. John Paul II.
2521 Trumau, Austria
+43 2253 218 08
- President’s Oath
- Catholic Board
- Catholic Faculty
- Mandatum Required
- Theologians’ Oath
- Mass and Confession
- Speakers Vetted
- Unobjectionable Clubs
- No Coed Dorms
- Health Services Okay (N/A) *
Institution: Founded at the direct request of Pope St. John Paul II, the ITI is an ecclesiastical theological faculty housed in a 12th-century castle just 20 miles outside of Vienna, Austria. As an international school, classes are conducted in English, and degrees are granted by the Holy See, both in theology and specialized studies on marriage and the family. New is an interdisciplinary three-year bachelor’s in liberal arts. The curriculum includes philosophy, theology, natural science, literature, rhetoric, history, law and government and economy, as well as music, fine arts and the classical languages.
Also offered is a one-year “Studium Generale” program, an affordable way to study abroad and earn college credit. Faithful to the magisterium, ITI brings together students from all over the world. It seeks to be a place of interchange between diverse cultures and a living experience of the universal Church. Since students come from both Roman and Byzantine Rites of the Church, ITI draws on the rich theological traditions of both the East and the West. The ITI strives “to breathe with both lungs of the Church” (Pope St. John Paul II). The Greek Fathers and Thomas Aquinas serve as particularly central points of reference.
Mass and Confession: ITI liturgical life provides students with access to both Holy Mass and the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Both liturgies are celebrated daily, and priests are available at all times for confession and spiritual direction.
Health Services: Health insurance for students is organized differently in Austria and does not involve the school in any way.