School of sociopolitical education

Pathway school sociopolitical training


The Sociopolitical Training School proposed for the Varese area at Villa Cagnola in Gazzada is a training opportunity offered:

  • to those who wish to engage at different levels in the service of the common good;

  • to those who want to explore current sociopolitical issues;

  • to those who simply sense that committing themselves to others is a beautiful and demanding challenge and want to question with others, youth and adults alike, on how best to do so in a way that is consistent with their made church journey.

“There comes a time facing the adult world, when one wonders how and where to live the faith, consistent with the journey taken in the Church one feels the need to be more aware and protagonists of the places where life leads one to be. The places of daily living become opportunities to be present with seriousness, responsibility and daring commitment. We believe that today arises from here the first reason to promote paths that, in a different way, help to become aware of how much political life affects us.”


The school is especially for men and women between the ages of 18 and 40, we feel it is important to create new itineraries for living as Christians in the world. But it is also significant not to walk alone, which is why the presence of the “over 40s” is possible riches with the proposal of moments open to all and as far as the school is concerned as auditors, i.e., discreet walking companions

The proposal year 2021/2022


Introductory moment. Interdisciplinary take from the encyclical Brothers All: “For a politics that cultivates fraternity and social friendship.”

  • Friday ,Oct. 8, 2021 ( 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ): “Introduction to the Meaning of the Brethren All”

    • speakers: don Walter Magnoni, Msgr. Luca Bressan

    • followed by dinner and exchange among participants

  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 ( 9:30 a.m. ):

    • speakers: Ferdinando Menga, Guido Formigoni

    • followed by exchange with speakers and lunch

    • In the afternoon ( 3 p.m. ) – Meeting with the “Pachamama Community”

  • Event in collaboration with the Sociopolitical Pathway of Diocesan Social Ministry.

    Full program here

    To participate in residential form 65€ full board – 20€ individual meals.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 ( 8:45 p.m. ) : “Church, Politics and Civil Society: How to standas believers, in the current social context Public Meeting

    • speaker: Msgr. Erio Castellucci – archbishop of Modena/Nonantola and Carpi – CEI vice president for northern Italy.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 ( 9:30 am – 4:00 pm ) :“The conference on the future of Europe – workshop”

    • Morning listening + lunch + afternoon workshop

Thursday, January 20, 2022 ( 8:45 pm ) :“The election of the president of the Republic: role and meanings” – Public meeting

    • speaker Father Giuseppe Riggio SJ – editor-in-chief of Social Updates.

Saturday ,Feb. 26 ,2022 ( 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ): “Social justice and solidarity: volunteerism and the associative world

    • reports and testimonies

    • Sociopolitical School meeting in collaboration with area associations

Thursday, March 24, 2022 ( 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm ): Evening of Spirituality for Lent.”

    • Program:

      • Moment of meditation from the Word of God: Bishop Erminio Villa

      • Moment of Personal Adoration

      • Priests will be present for confession

    • Shared proposal among Pathways for Administrators, Sociopolitical School and Area Associations.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (8:45 p.m.) : “The meaning ofwork: the present and future of labor reality

    • speaker: don Stefano Cucchetti

    • testimony


Meetings will be held in person at Villa Cagnola, 21 Cagnola Street in Gazzada ( VA ) . Due to possible limitations due to Covid and as the situation develops, meetings may be broadcast online by giving notice on this site in time.

A Green Pass is required for access to the facility, in addition to compliance with current regulations as opposed to Covid19.


For the 2021-2022 course, participation is.
free of charge

With the exception of meetings open to all, registration is required and must be received by filling out the
online form
. Registrations will be accepted while places last.

In conjunction with the meetings it is possible to have lunch or dinner together (reservation required – €15)


telephone: 0332 462104.

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