Salesian Pontifical University
Faculty of Theology – Jerusalem Campus
Studium Theologicum Salesianum
The Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology (Studium Theologicum Salesianum: STS) of the Salesian Pontifical University has been erected by decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 2nd February 2011.
The Jerusalem Campus has inherited the legacy of the Studium Theologicum Salesianum, originally founded in Bethlehem in 1929. It was transferred to Tantur in 1949, then to Cremisan, near Beit Jala, in 1957. Since 1973, it has been affiliated with the Theological Faculty of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. In September 2004, the students and the academic staff moved to the former Ratisbonne Monastery in Jerusalem, under the patronage of Saints Peter and Paul.
The goal of the STS is to promote the study of and a deeper understanding of the mystery of Christ, as proposed by divine revelation and as interpreted by the teaching authority of the Church. The STS aims particularly at the theological formation of Salesian candidates to the priesthood. It is also open to students from other religious congregations, to diocesan students and to lay students. The students ordinarily conclude their studies with the Bachelor’s degree in theology. Guest students are allowed to choose individual courses of their choice.
Given its privileged location in the Holy Land, the STS aims especially at highlighting a biblical formation by offering appropriate means to achieve this end. In addition, thanks to the ethnic and cultural richness of the Holy Land, it offers the students the possibility of achieving a desirable and necessary ecumenical and inter-religious formation.
The STS, being the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome is governed by the principles and norms issued by the Holy See, by the Salesian Congregation and by the Salesian Pontifical University.
In academic activities the medium of communication is English.
||Universita Pontificia Salesiana P.za Ateneo Salesiano, 1 00139 Roma – Italy
Principal/President: Rev. Dr Biju Michael, SDB
Rev. Dr Biju Michael, SDB – Principal/President
Rev. Fr. Dominique Arnauld, SDB – Staff Delegate
Rev. Dr Eric John Wyckoff, SDB – Staff Delegate & Secretary
Rev. Andrew Wong, SDB - Rector, Ratisbonne Salesian Community
Rev. Dr Pier Giorgio Gianazza, SDB – Staff Delegate
Rev. Deacon Pedro Sachitula, SDB – Student Representative
Registrar: Rev. Sr. Mary Colman Pyle, FSE
Librarian: Rev. Dr Giovanni Caputa, SDB
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Eric Ondieki Mairura, SDB
Caputa Giovanni, sdb, PhD, SThD
Gianazza PierGiorgio, sdb, SThD, PhL
Associate professors (straordinari):
Michael Biju, sdb, MA, MPh, PGDHRM, M. Bioethics, SThD
Co-opted professors (stabilizzati):
Arnauld Dominique, m.afr., HEL
Russell William, m.afr., SThD
Assistant professors (aggiunti)
Fernando Ric, sdb, BSIE, JCD
Wyckoff Eric John, sdb, DMin, SSL
Emeritus professors (emeriti)
Kuncherakatt Stephen, sdb, SThD
Vernet Joan Maria, sdb, SThD, SSL
Guest professors (invitati)
Barillaro Antonella, lc, PhD
Cabañas Victor Luis, sdb. SThD
Cellier Jean-Claude, m.afr. PhD
Coelho Ivo, sdb, PhD
Collins Gregory, osb, PhD
Goh Lionel, ofm, SThD
Heap Michael, m.afr. PhD
Lenk Marcie, lc, PhD
Mulè Stagno Aurelio, sdb. SThD, LRSM, Comp.Dipl.
Neuhaus David, sj, PhD, SSL
Shomali William, Bishop, SThD, DD
Simon Robert, sdb, MA, MSW
Vonck Leopold, m.afr, SSL, SThD
Zelazko Piotr, dio.,SSD