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Iulian M Damian

Iulian M Damian

Senior lecturer and Assistant Professor, Babe?-Bolyai University, Romania

Dr. Iulian M. Damian, a native of Romania, is senior lecturer and assistant professor in the Classics Department, Faculty of Letters, at Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He teaches classical Latin at all levels, medieval and Renaissance Latin literature, as well as ancient and medieval history. He earned a PhD in history in 2008 at the Babe?-Bolyai University with a thesis on John of Capistrano and the Later Crusade. Dr. Damian is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University (Fall 2022).


St. John Capistran: Apostle of Europe
St. John Capistran: Apostle of Europe

St. John Capistran (John of Capistrano, (1386–1456,) is a good example of what a strong faith, active involvement in society’s most pressing problems, and skilled communication can achieve. The memory of this Franciscan friar, canonized in 1690, recognized as “Apostle of Europe” (1956) and patron of military chaplains (1984), is celebrated every year on October 23. Yet, some aspects of his multifaceted activity appear less attractive, if not controversial nowadays.

Iulian M Damian
Iulian M Damian
October 24, 2023
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