july, 2020

19jul(jul 19)5:00 pm24(jul 24)12:00 pmThe Philosophy of St. John Paul II w/ Dr. Peter Colosi


Event Details

July 19-24, 2020

Malvern Retreat Center

Malvern, PA

Taught by Dr. Peter Colosi

Course Description:
This course presents a tour of the pre-papal thought of St. John Paul II. An introduction to philosophy as a branch of study and to the history of philosophy will be presented as these pertain to Karol Wojtyla as a professor and scholar in that field. Through a close examination of the original philosophical texts of Wojtyla, with emphasis on his personalist anthropology, we will proceed to see how these inform Theology of the Body and the Papal Encyclicals and Letters of St. John Paul II. See your confirmation email for links to required readings for this course.
Registration Cost:
$1,195 Early Registration Fee before June 5, 2020
— Price includes double occupancy room, meals, workbook, and course.
$1,295 Registration Fee after June 5, 2020
$60 Shuttle from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
$300 Single Room Rate (single rooms are limited)


Dr. Peter Colosi is associate professor of philosophy at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, before that having taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and at the Austrian campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned his BS in mathematics from Franciscan University, an MA in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University, and his MPhil and PhD from The International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

His publications have appeared in: Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and CultureThe National Catholic Bioethics QuarterlyThe Catholic Social Science ReviewFranciscan Studies, among others. He also published “A Catholic Anthropology and Medical Ethics” in Catholic Witness in Health Care (CUA Press, 2017) and “The United States Bishops vs. the HHS Contraception Mandate: A Question of Religious Freedom, Moral Truth or Both?” in Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right (Ignatius Press, 2018). His websites are: www.tobinternationalsymposia.com and www.peterjcolosi.com


19 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 24 (Friday) 12:00 pm EST


Malvern Retreat Center

315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355