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Founded in 1950 by Father Paul Philippe OP (+1984), the Institute of Spirituality was approved by the Congregation of Seminaries and Educational Institutions o the 1 May 1958.


Its purpose is three-fold:

1) the scientific and systematic study of ascetical and mystical theology;

2) preparation of spiritual directors and directors of novices;

3) theological renewal or ongoingeducation of priests, religious and laity.




There are two types of students: ordinary students who take the Institute courses for at least two semesters and receive the Diploma or Certificate of the Institute; auditing students who register for courses of their own choice without the obligation of taking examinations. 


Programme of Studies


The courses of the Institute are divided into obligatory courses, which are the principal courses required of all who are working for the Diploma, and elective courses, which students may select in order to fulfil the required number of credit hours. The programme for the Diploma includes:

1) 11 courses (6 obligatory, 5 elective courses)

2) 1 seminar.




Ordinary Students seeking the Diploma of the Institute of Spirituality will register with the Director of the Institute. Other students will register with the Dean of the Faculty.


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