the Catholic worldview fellowship experience

July 2 - 29, 2021
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INTEGRAL FORMATION

The Four Pillars of the Catholic Worldview Fellowship

I. Academic Excellence

Students receive 6 academic credits (ECTS) from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome, Italy). Lectures given by experts in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and ethics shed light on the role of Catholic leadership in today’s constantly evolving culture.

II. Leadership

Through seminars, workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions, students will identify their talents more clearly and learn how to unleash their leadership potential.

III. Cultural Outings

Fellows explore the roots of Western culture through fieldwork and organized outings to historical sites (Aachen, Cologne, Trier, Xanten, as well as the major landmarks and basilicas in Rome).

IV. A Spiritual Foundation

The Fellowship is anchored in Catholic spirituality. Through daily prayer, Mass, spiritual formation, and personal dialogue provided by priests and/or consecrated women, students form lasting spiritual habits.

SEE IT FOR YOURSELF

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Dates: 

  • July 2-29, 2021
  • Early Bird Application Deadline: January 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out our online application form
  • Open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, including graduating seniors
  • Application requires 2 letters of recommendation and a brief introduction video via YouTube or Vimeo

Fellowship Cost:

  • $5450 – cost for those who apply by January 18, 2021
  • $5950 – cost for those who apply by March 1, 2021

This expense includes the following:

  • Hotel lodging (29 nights, full board)
  • Academic module (inscription/accreditation, conference fee)
  • Leadership module (workshop materials, MBTI® assessment, coaching)
  • Cultural outings (transportation) and Rome trip (includes flight Germany – Italy)
  • Miscellaneous (administration, insurance, materials, etc)
  • Students are responsible for travel to Dusseldorf and from Rome.
  • Click here for a list of fundraising tips and ideas.

Rolling Admissions:

  • The Fellowship evaluates applications as they are received until all slots have been filled for the 2021 program.

  • Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Program Dates: 

  • July 2-29, 2021
  • Early Bird Application Deadline: January 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out our online application form
  • Open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, including graduating seniors
  • Application requires 2 letters of recommendation and a brief introduction video via YouTube or Vimeo

    Fellowship Cost:

    • $5450 – cost for those who apply by January 18, 2021
    • $5950 – cost for those who apply by March 1, 2021

    This expense includes the following:

    • Hotel lodging (29 nights, full board)
    • Academic module (inscription/accreditation, conference fee)
    • Leadership module (workshop materials, MBTI® assessment, coaching)
    • Cultural outings (transportation) and Rome trip (includes flight Germany – Italy)
    • Miscellaneous (administration, insurance, materials, etc)
    • Students are responsible for travel to Dusseldorf and from Rome.
    • Click here for a list of fundraising tips and ideas.

    Rolling Admissions:

    • The Fellowship evaluates applications as they are received until all slots have been filled for the 2021 program.

    • Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

    STUDY IN TWO AMAZING LOCATIONS

    Schloss Wissen Castle,
    Germany

    Casa Santa Lucia Filippini,
    Rome, Italy

    The first three weeks of the Fellowship takes place at Schloss Wissen in Germany. It is located southeast of Weeze, in the district of Kleve, on the left bank of the Niers.

    The castle, the seat of the family of Loë, was built in the 14th century and is considered a preeminent aristocratic estate of the Lower Rhine.

    The last portion of the Fellowship takes place in Rome, Italy.  While in Rome, students will visit: Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forums, Catacombs, St. Peter’s Basilica, Angelus with the Pope, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, the Scala Santa, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. John Lateran, the Vatican Gardens, and the Trevi Fountain.*

    Accommodations in Rome will be the Casa Santa Lucia Filippini, a historic building and holiday home run by the Community of the Pious Masters. It is located near major tourist and cultural attractions in the heart of Rome.

    *Schedules and sites subject to change.

     

    The first three weeks of the Fellowship takes place at Schloss Wissen in Germany. It is located southeast of Weeze, in the district of Kleve, on the left bank of the Niers.

    The castle, the seat of the family of Loë, was built in the 14th century and is considered a preeminent aristocratic estate of the Lower Rhine.

    The last portion of the Fellowship takes place in Rome, Italy.  While in Rome, students will visit: Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forums, Catacombs, St. Peter’s Basilica, Angelus with the Pope, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, the Scala Santa, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. John Lateran, the Vatican Gardens, and the Trevi Fountain.*

    Accommodations in Rome will be the Casa Santa Lucia Filippini, a historic building and holiday home run by the Community of the Pious Masters. It is located near major tourist and cultural attractions in the heart of Rome.

    *Schedules and sites subject to change.

     

    MAKE AN IMPACT

    I anticipated the Fellowship to be an incredible experience, and it exceeded and challenged my expectations in every way. The instructors were experts, the setting was idyllic, and the prayer time was more fruitful than I could have imagined.

    Most of all, though, I was surprised and ignited by the community of the Fellowship, which formed before my eyes. My CWF family was – and still is – warm, zealous, supportive, challenging, and most importantly passionate about striving to be the saints God has called each and every one of us to become.

    Brian Doupnik

    University of Texas at Dallas

    Going into the Catholic Worldview Fellowship, I had no idea what to expect, but it greatly exceeded all I could have imagined. The extent to which the Fellowship forms the whole person is indescribable.

    The idea of studying modern culture from a philosophical perspective can seem very intimidating but they were able to make the classes tangible for anyone. Through the staff and the amazing community, I was able to grow so much as a person and continue to grow post-fellowship because of the love and support from all across the world.

    Natalie Dykmann

    Benedictine College

    The Fellowship is an encounter with others, an encounter with oneself, and an encounter with God. It was incredible to see the fellows bind into a community with a sincere desire for the sanctification of others.

    The CWF forms the fellows to bring the spirit of Christ out into the world, changing culture one encounter at a time. We experienced in community and in solitude a profound encounter with Jesus and a calling for more, a calling to bring the truth and love of Christ to others, a peace and joy that knows no bounds.

    Trey Mohler

    University of Notre Dame