Ivory coast - Monastery of Our Lady of Bouake (osb)

Project 3233 – Cycle of Theology of the Studium


BouakestudiumsessionOut of concern for the formation of the monks, the superior of the monastery has set up a Studium for philosophical and theological formation, linked to the course of studies of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of West Africa. An agreement has been reached between the Studium and the Faculty over the course of studies (programmes and timetable), the relevant professors of the Faculty and diplomas. The cycle of philosophy conducted at the university in two years has been spread over five years for the Studium, leading to the Baccalaureate of Theology. The theology course runs from February to April and the philosophy from October to December. The agreement envisages a formation oriented principally to monastic life, since the Studium is formed of monks. Although it was first proposed for brothers in formation at Bouake, the Studium was thrown open in 2019 to monks and nuns of other monasteries.

The cycle of theology of the Studium took place this year from March to April, Eleven students from various monasteries took part full-time and three students part-time. Because of the Covid Pandemic the frontiers of Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin were closed. Certain candidates were unable to come. Fiinancial help would be needed for the good functioning of the session.

Sum requested: €8330

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