14 February 2016

The final semester begins

Today, following a two-week break after the conclusion of the first semester of this academic year, begins my final semester of studies here in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

As we look to the conclusion of our formal studies for the licentiate in canon law, my classmates and I will take the follow courses this semester:
  • Processes II
  • Sanctions of the Church
  • Rotal Matrimonial Jurisprudence: Administrative Praxis
  • Sanctions: Administrative Praxis
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Conciliation
  • Recent Jurisprudence of the Roman Rota in the Cause of Marriages
At the same time, we will also finish Latin III, which began several weeks late into the first semester.
The schedule for the first half of the semester looks to be fairly light, though it should become grueling toward the second of the semester as we are scheduled to have three hours of lectures each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning, and two hours of lectures each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are attempting to negotiate a new schedule for these afternoon classes.


  1. I will pray for you. Gaah. Glad you got some Hawai'i memories to keep. Aloha, Pat Rivera.

    1. Mahalo, Pat! I, too, am grateful for my little Hawaiian getaway!