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LiberaMente – FreeMind

In celebration of the University of Padua’s 800th Anniversary (1222-2022), the Church of Padua will participate in several events to honour this historic centennial. Each event becomes a precious moment to reflect upon the depth of the relationship between the two central institutions.

Organized around its title LiberaMente each event pays reference to the University’s motto: Universa Universis Patavina Libertas while inviting students and teachers to approach studying with a free mind that is open and passionate as they search for truth. The schedule of events aims to promote the integral development of each participant ensuring that everyone feels welcomed.

Freeing the mind from personal and social obstacles, to build a common community. An alliance that generates peace, justice, and acceptance between all peoples by promoting a dialogue between religious institutions and those who have experienced various forms of rejection.

A schedule of events that invites the community to get to know, appreciate and participate in a history based on an open culture beyond the scope of traditional institutions but from those across the globe.

Full programme (pdf file)


The Church of Padua in the 800 years of the University
Exhibition and web site
May 2022 – February 2023

Champions of Freedom between culture and proximity
Experiential Itinerary – Formative
May 3-5-10-12-17, 2022

The 800 Secrets of Unipd
Treasure Hunt
May 21, 2022

Al servizio della libertà
Debate and Dialogue between the Bishop of Padua and the University Rector
June 16, 2022,  at the Teatro Maddalene

Happy Anniversary Unipd!
June 16, 2022,  at the Santa Caterina d’Alessandria Church

Padua’s University and Church (13th-20th centuries): places, institutions, relationships and conflicts
Conference on Padua’s Secular History
September 29-30, 2022, at The Diocesan Museum of Padua

Orienting Oneself in the Transition
Conference Series
October 27, 2022 – April 27, 2023

Meeting Bishop Claudio
Meeting with Unipd Staff
Sala Barbarigo – Museo Diocesano, November 10, 2022