Knowing Jesus (intellectual formation)

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Commitment No. 2 : Knowing Jesus (intellectual formation)

After the human formation, which permits the students to become truly authentic men and women, we need to form our intelligence to understand our faith and to be able to testify our faith to others.

At ESM the intellectual formation provides the students with a complete and comprehensive study of the Catholic faith, principally featuring biblical studies and the study of the relationship between art and faith.

Time Composition of the ESM Rome Year

Holy Scriptures

  • Introductory study of the history of the written bible
  • Introductory study of the methods of reading the Bible
  • The history of the Old Testament
  • Study of the Gospel of Mark

Art and Faith


  • Principal teachings of the Catholic Faith
  • Moral Theology
  • The Sacraments
  • The liturgy
  • The Social Doctrine of the Church


  • Theology of the Body
  • The vocation of man and woman
  • Bioethics

Proclaiming the good news to the world

  • The theology of evangelization
  • How to give your testimony
  • Communication
  • Mission and mass media
  • Judaism and Islam today

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