To me, though I am the very least of the saints, this grace was given, to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God"
~ Ephesians 3:8
The subject of the 2015 Albert the Great Summer Program has been confirmed. Building on the study from the 2014 program, Paul's Letter to the Romans, where we studied the subject of Grace in itself, we will gather this summer in Norcia, Italy from July 12th-25th in order to study Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.
The theme, "Light unto the Mysteries of God", reveals the subject matter which we will be studying, which is the subject of grace as it is found principally in the sacraments.
In particular, St. Paul's letter focusses on the sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, and the Eucharist, and so participants will gain a greater understanding not only of these sacraments, but also an understanding of how grace works through the sacraments so as to order man to his end.
We have been working hard this past year, not only to continue to develop solid summer programs, but also to sure up our foundations as an organization in order to be able to grow and develop in the future.
To that end, this past year we have become a registered non-profit corporation in the State of Minnesota, and, as an early Christmas gift, we received confirmation from the Federal Government that our application for tax exempt status was accepted!
This means that we can now receive tax deductible donations. If you have never made a tax-deductible contribution, this works by our supplying you a letter confirming your gift on a particular date, which you can then use as a deduction when you are paying your taxes.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support our operations in 2015. This includes providing scholarship for university students or seminarians to come to our summer program, support for planning future conferences, and also keeping our very minimal infrastructural bills paid.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution online, please visit our Support page. If you would like to make a donation by mail, please contact Chris Owens via our Contact page.
The Albert the Great Summer Program 2015 will be taking place in Norcia, Italy from July 12th-25th. The cost is 675€, and includes room and partial board.
We will be posting more information on the website after Christmas, including this summer's curriculum, the tutors who will be with us, the excursion itinerary, and (hopefully!) some information about scholarships.
The St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies is committed to hosting programs which are within the financial means of every qualified student. For this reason we endeavor to keep our prices as low as possible. As it is, our prices just barely cover our own operating costs. We are relying on our generous donors in order to keep our programs running. Please CLICK HERE to see how you can support our work!