As a result of the cancellation of the 2020 colloquium, ACHTUS has decided to offer two opportunities for members to come together. This virtual “Cafecito en la Placita” will take place on June 9 and 10 (see times below). We would like to encourage all members to stop in during any of the scheduled times to chat with one another, brainstorm ideas for scholarship together, pray, and just enjoy life. If you would like to lead a prayer or a special topic during either of the scheduled times, please contact ACHTUS/HTI Intern José Santana at to organize a time and breakout room. Please notify José by June 7, and he will post available breakout rooms during each Zoom session. 


 Topic: ACHTUS Cafecito en la placita

Time: June 9, 2020, 1:00 PM  – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 1:00-5:00PM: Open Prayer Space 

1:00-5:00PM: Life in Our Current Reality

 ACHTUS Mentoring Program

 1:00-1:45PM: Investigating and Applying to Doctoral Programs

 2:15-3:00PM: Tips for Writing

3:30-4:15PM: Keeping Your Spirituality Alive


Topic: ACHTUS Cafecito en la placita

Time: June 10, 2020, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

5:00 PM: Opening Prayer (led by Socorro Truchan)

5:30 PM: Ecclesia in America website launch (Peter Casarella & Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer)

7:00 PM: COVID-19 and Lightening the Load (Socorro Truchan)

ACHTUS Mentoring Program

5:00-5:45PM: Applying for Scholarships and Grants

6:15-7:00PM: Understanding Subfields Latinamente

7:30-8:15PM: Career Trajectories for People with Doctoral Degrees


*All times Eastern 

**The mentoring program sessions are for students considering doctoral study.

For more information or Zoom links please see the letter to ACHTUS membership sent out on May 21 or email José Santana.