EVENT “Our Wishbook: help us in our mission to evangelize culture” #iocicredo

EVENT “Our Wishbook: help us in our mission to evangelize culture” #iocicredo

November 15, 2021 3pm-5pm

On campus and live streaming via Social


Rome, November 9, 2021 – On November 15, the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (APRA) organizes for the first time an Event, – to present, in the presence of faculty, students, employees and relevant stakeholders its Wishbook that, by defining the value context APRA proposes to support, allows our Benefactors to donate according to a clear and well-defined structure.

As emphasized in the mission of the University, we intend to disseminate, share, and raise awareness of the principle of Service to the Church to make academic education of excellence accessible.

“As a Pontifical Institution, we are motivated by the desire to make present the mystery of Christ in society, imprinting a Christian imprint in today’s culture, starting from the specificity of a pontifical academic institution promoted by the Legionaries of Christ. This sense of mission encourages us to continue pushing ourselves to seek new horizons and to cope with the challenges facing the concrete circumstances in which we live.” Fr. JosĂ© E. OyarzĂșn, L.C. (APRA Magnificent Rector)

Every year, the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum welcomes about 1,200 students: talented young men and women eager to build their knowledge, to strengthen their spiritual life and prepare to be leaders in contemporary society, also thanks to the support of our Pontifical Funds, involving the best professors also through Scholarships for Doctorates and International Researchers. Finally, thanks to the University Scholarships that represent an important support for those talented students who face economic difficulties. These Scholarships make excellent academic programs accessible to all students willing to contribute significantly to the New Evangelization.Supporting students is one of the most meaningful ways to impact on society, one person at a time.


The Event, with free admission after accreditation, will be both on campus (subject to availability) and live streaming on our institutional Facebook and YouTube channels.


  • 3:00pm.: Opening Session – Dr. Marco Tarquinio (Journalist, Director of “Avvenire” – Event Media Partner)
  • 10pm: Values and principles of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Prof. P. JosĂ© E. OyarzĂșn, LC, Magnificent Rector)

Main projects supported through the Wishbook:

  • 3:20pm: Pontifical Funds
  • 3:30pm: Doctoral Scholarships (Prof. P. David S. Koonce, LC, Academic Vice-Rector)
  • 3:40pm: Neurobioethics: Research and Education (Prof. P. Alberto Carrara, LC, Director of the Neurobioethics Research Group)
  • 50pm: Personalistic Approach to Bioethics: education and research (Prof. Alberto GarcĂ­a GĂłmez, Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Bioethics)
  • 00pm: University Scholarship (Prof. P. Alex Yeung, LC, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy)
  • 10pm: Postgraduate Diploma in Women and the Church (Prof. RodrĂ­guez DĂ­az Marta)
  • 20pm: Course on Exorcism (Prof. P. Edward McNamara, LC, Dean of the Faculty of Theology)
  • 4:30pm.: Postgraduate Certificate in Holy Shroud Studies (Prof. P. Rafael Pascual LC, Director of the Science and Faith Institute)
  • 4:40pm: How your gifts change their lives (Testimonies of Cheng Yuk Kai and P. M. Baggot)
  • 4:50pm: A special thank you! (Testimony of Dr. F. Arosio)


R.S.V.P.: [email protected]

To be accredited for the Event on campus, it is necessary to write an e-mail and receive confirmation. Simultaneous translation into English and Spanish.



Press contacts

Maria Selva Silvestri – [email protected]

Head of Institutional Communication



The Pontifical Ateneo Regina Apostolorum (APRA) is an ecclesiastical university institution, canonically erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education and directed by the Religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ. It is part of the Network of Universities of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement (RIU).

An international academic community, in full harmony with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church, it is committed to developing a Catholic thought and culture capable of pervading the Christian spirit in today’s society, allowing for a unique experience aimed at evangelizing culture.

For more than 25 years it has been forming apostles, Christian leadersclerics and laityin the service of the Church and society. Through integral formation, characterized by interdisciplinary and intercultural areas of research, innovative programs, and the development of transversal skills, it fosters the co-responsibility and human growth of the entire community.

With the different educational programs of the 3 Faculties (Theology, Philosophy and Bioethics) and the 5 Institutes (Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, Faith and Science Institute, Sacerdos, Institute of Bioethics and Human Rights, and Institute for Higher Studies on Women) it offers a deepening and further specialization in some interdisciplinary areas.


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