On Catholica Summer Program I learned Roman history from the fall of Troy in 1200 B.C. to the present day. I saw the foundations of the house of Romulus, the tombs of Peter and Paul, and innumerable churches. I learned to distinguish between the architectural styles of the different periods of European history and even between different Roman architects like Bernini and Carlo Maderno. Most importantly, I grew closer to Our Lord by coming face to face with the blood of the martyrs, the seed of the Church. This experience was even better than I had hoped, and every young Catholic man would benefit from an opportunity like this.
Andrew Lyons, 2018 Student
At Catholica Summer Program the boys learn Roman and Catholic history in a unique and extraordinary way. An engaging tour program takes the boys through the history of the Church chronologically, from the first centuries up until the present day. They spend an hour in the classroom – no more – and then walk through the history in person, not leaving a stone unturned! The persecutions, the papacy, the great medieval saga between Pope and Emperor . . . these topics from a history class really come to life in Rome.
Besides an incredibly refreshing history program the boys also enjoy sports, hiking, swimming and a few days trips outside of Rome. And of course, daily Latin Mass at the tombs of the Popes.
Joseph Long, Program Founder & Director
This is an adventure program in the Eternal City. From the underground crypts and catacombs of the Eternal City to the beautiful forums, churches and basilicas, our boys get to see it all.
Our boys learn the history of the Church, from it’s inception to the present day
Every day there is a one-hour lecture in history. The rest of the day is spent exploring the riches of the Caput Mundi on foot!
Each day begins with morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Catholica program chaplains celebrate the extraordinary form of the Mass for the boys.
Awesome Sports and Day Trips
Where is the Catholica Summer Program Campus?
May I speak with parents who have sent their children to a ProRome summer program?
When and how do I apply for and attend Catholica Summer Program?
What if my son does not fly with the group?
Are classes designed for students of a certain skill-level? I am worried that my son will not be able to keep up.
What is the cost of the program and what does this include?
May I pay by credit card?
Are there any fundraising opportunities?
How do I pay for the program?
- $300.00 Deposit: Due with Registration
- $1500.00 Installment: Due January 25, 2019
- $1500.00 Installment: Due March 29, 2019
Are there scholarships available?
Is ProRome insured? Also, is there travel insurance available?
Is Italy safe? I am worried about the safety of my son.
Just as anywhere, the vigilance and responsibility of the program staff is paramount in order to ensure the safety of the students. Catholica staff are with the students at all times.
Can you tell me a little bit about the Catholica staff’s qualifications?
What happens if there is a threat or an attack of any sort?
In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Italian and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.