Craig Spence SDB

September 25 2018 - Rosh Hanikra Grottoes - Nahariya On September 25 th 2018, the year of Archaeological Excursions began with visits to Rosh Hanikra and Montefort Castle. Fr Piotr Zelazko once again led the excursion. In a full bus, the student body departed for the beautiful Rosh Hanikra, home to beautiful limestone cliffs and naturally created grottoes. Fr Piotr led the tour of the grottoes and explained the history of the old British train tunnel between Israel and Lebanon. The participants ascended via the infamous cable-car for a visit to the Montfort Castle.

After lunch at Goren Park, the group began the 45-minute hike to the old Crusader castle. It was wonderful to be in such a location surrounded by such history. A short hike to the bus and the return trip home ended another wonderful excursion to begin the new Academic Year.

The view of Montfort Castle from Goren Park
An arch from Montfort Castle
The group at Montfort Castle
The beautiful limestone of Rosh Hanikra
The group at Goren Park


By Prabhu Jesumani SDB

September 12 2018  Studium Theologicum Salesianum  Jerusalem The first week at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum, beginning on September 11, was a colourful experience of sharing and friendship amongst the new students coming from different contexts and cultured. After a moment for introducing each other, Fr. Gustavo Cavagnari, the STS Principal, and Sr. Angela, the STS Registrar, presented some information about the Faculty. Next, a group photo session preceded the Diplomas’ presentations by Fr. Andrzej Toczyski SDB and Fr. William Russell M.Afr.

On September 12 the enrolment of the new students took place. Fr. Jaroslaw Rochowiak SDB, the UPS Secretary General, was present on the occasion. On the same day, the students had their first topographical visit to the Holy Sepulchre, leaded by Fr. Leopold Vonck, M.Afr.

On September13, they concluded their induction having their second topographical visit to the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Dominus Flevit, and the Tomb of Mary.

New Students of STS 2018-2019