A New Joint Diploma – The Spirituality of Religious Families

A New Joint Diploma – The Spirituality of Religious Families

The Pontifical Institutions in Rome offer pathways in spiritual theology according to the perspectives emphasized by the different religious families who live the sequela Christi in different colorations and modalities. The ANGELICUM, with encouragement from the Congregation for Catholic Education, promotes the new Joint Diploma, in an effort to bridge the gap in mutual knowledge and to provide a space for dialogue between different traditions.

Working together with the ANGELICUM are a number of Pontifical Academic Institutions such as: Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, Pontifical University Antonianum, Pontifical Theological Faculty St. Bonaventure – Seraphicum, Pontifical Gregorian University, Pontifical Salesian University, and Pontifical Theological Faculty and Pontifical Institute of Spirituality Teresianum.

The main objective is access to direct knowledge of the forms of spirituality presented by specialists in the places where they are lived, on the one hand to take advantage of a more complete cognitive horizon on religious families and their spiritualities, on the other hand to bring out more of the distinctiveness of one’s own spirituality in comparison with others and thus to receive help for one’s own spiritual life, and lastly to be able to help other people with different affinities, in spiritual accompaniment.

In addition to an online introduction at the beginning of the academic year, the different spiritualities (Benedictine, Carmelite, Dominican, Franciscan, Ignatian, and Salesian) are presented on site by the corresponding institutions on different study days (about one Saturday per month). Each spirituality is presented and deepened in its essential contribution to the living spiritual tradition of the Church, leaning on the key texts that represent it. A concluding study day takes up and brings into dialogue the discoveries made during the study journey. The study days, prepared by the respective institutions in dialogue with each other, offer an alternation of lectures given by specialists, seminar work with times for reading and exchange, convivial moments (picnics) and prayer with the nuances of the respective places of spirituality.

For more information regarding the articulation of the Joint Diploma, the schedule and contents of the Diploma, please enquire with the Director of the Spirituality Institute or visit to see the brochure for the Joint Diploma click HERE . For more info go to the Teresianum website.