Welcome to Spiritual Theology
Our specialization in Spiritual Theology offers a very special insight into spiritual life, as it is structured with a monastic profile. It seeks to know, recreate, actualize and promote the oldest spiritual tradition of Christianity: that of monasticism, whose roots date back to the third century.
A large number of problems we face today have already been solved many centuries ago. Because of this, 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 identity, both religious and personal and of an authentic spiritual experience so desired in our times of globalization and secularization.
Moreover, a spirituality so founded on the monastic, biblical and liturgical tradition is striking for its completeness. It gathers prayer with daily activities (ora et labora); the physical aspect with the spiritual, intellectual and emotional; the individual dimension with the community, existential and mystical one. All this becomes a sapiential path: balanced, harmonious, practical and accessible to everyone.
A spirituality thus delineated is placed at the center 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 with 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, learning the horizons of all the people who are searching.
The specialization in Spiritual Theology offers the following degrees:
- Diploma of Spirituality with a monastic profile. This is a non-academic degree of the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo.
- the degree of License in Theology (ST.L.) with specialization in spiritual theology. This is a theological academic degree recognized 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 a theological academic degree recognized by the Catholic Church, the European Union and many other states.