Our specialisation in Spiritual Theology offers a very special insight into the spiritual life, as it is structured with a monastic profile. It seeks to know, recreate, update and promote the oldest spiritual tradition of Christianity: that of monasticism, whose roots date back to the third century.
A large number of the problems we face today were solved many centuries ago. For this reason the Institute attaches great importance to the study of the textual sources of the monastic tradition. Together with the Bible and the liturgy, in fact, they become a secure and authoritative basis for the search for a true religious and personal identity and an authentic spiritual experience so much desired in our times of globalisation and secularisation.
More over, a spirituality so founded on monastic, biblical and liturgical tradition is striking for its completeness. It brings together prayer with daily activities (ora et labora); the physical aspect with the spiritual, intellectual and affective aspect; the individual dimension with the community, existential and mystical dimension. All this becomes a wise path: balanced, harmonious, practical and accessible to everyone.
A spirituality outlined in this way is placed at the centre of the world, which it wants to collect, transforming it into a liveable and meaningful reality. One of its essential aspects is the dialogue with the various cultures and other religions. The phenomenon of monasticism, in fact, exists in various spiritual traditions. Set up in this way, the study of spirituality with a monastic profile allows us to enjoy the plural reality of the world by learning the horizons to all those who are in search.
Grades in Spiritual Theology
The specialization in Spiritual Theology offers the following degrees:
- Diploma of Spirituality with monastic profile. This is a non-academic degree of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo.
- the degree of Licence in Theology (ST.L.) with specialization in Spiritual Theology. This is an academic theological degree recognised by the Catholic Church, the European Union and many other states.
- the degree of Doctorate in Theology (ST.D.) in the field of Spiritual Theology. This is an academic theological degree recognised by the Catholic Church, the European Union and many other states.