Parenting is a lifetime job; Education has a time limit

Parenting is a lifetime job; Education has a time limit

From June 20 to 24, 2018

The course is addressed to all those who want to grow as individuals, as parents and as educators.

The course is held on three levels:

  • A training level for the large group in which the speakers deliver skills;
  • A workshop level in which the students are divided into groups and work on brief “case studies” applying the skills learned in the first level;
  • A third level in which each group creatively re-elaborates the skills acquisitions.


Wednesday 20
Presentation and brainstorming

Thursday 21
Multiple meanings of being generated

Friday 22
Rediscovery of parenthood

Saturday 23
Value of the child

Sunday 24
“Dramatic” summary


Spouses Mariateresa Zattoni and Gilberto Gillini, graduates of the Catholic University of Milan and former teachers at the Pontifical Institute Giovanni Paolo II for studies on Marriage and the Family. They have been members for many years of the National Committee for the Family of the CEI, as experts. They live in Lecco and cooperate with schools, culture departments and diocese in the activities of training for couples, priests and religious personnel.

Father Prof. Giulio Michelini, professor of Holy Scripture at the Theological Institute of Assisi, speaker in 2017 at the Spiritual Exercises of Pope Francis and the Roman Curia.

Organisational details

The classes are held at the Diocesan House of Bergamo, Hotel Villa Madonna, at Siusi on Sciliar (m. 1000 above sea level) in the heart of the Dolomites.
The course is for adults only.
Your participation in the course must be communicated directly to the hotel by June 9, 2018.

Those who wish to may stay at the hotel even in the days preceding the course.

A spiritual holiday to grow as a couple…

In the heart of the Dolomites, immersed in a peaceful, natural setting, cared for and pampered by the hotel Villa Madonna.

An alternative holiday…

Try leaving the children at home so that they appreciate being with their parents more, and the parents can enjoy a little time together.

A holiday that wants to be more

Not just lectures, but also group dynamics, not only psychology but also Faith, not only learning but also fun, not just a return to the past but also new impetus to face the future.

Cost of the course per person

(Four nights, full board with beverages)

Room without balcony: 250 €
Room with balcony: 270 €
Extra comfort room: 300 €

Registration for the course: € 30
Surcharge for single room: € 28

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