Sep 21st

Carmelite Institute Academic Calendar 2020-1

ByCarmelite Priory Mdina | In News

Dear friends,

Despite the present Coronavirus pandemic, the Carmelite Institute Malta is cautiously venturing into another academic year of seminars in the vast field of Spirituality. While it is important to immerse oneself in learning new things and reflect on the essentials of life, especially during these times, now, more than ever, is the moment to come together to share, reflect, and read the signs of the times vis-a-vis the spiritual life. With health and safety precautions put in place, the Institute has invested also in extensive wi-fi connectivity at the Priory so that our activities could be followed both onsite for a restricted number of people (up to 15, upon prior booking) as well as virtually through Zoom.

Hence, the Higher Education Award in Carmelite Spirituality will not be offered this year. Instead, individual Day or Residential Seminars as well as a Short Course on the main principles of Josephology (i.e. the theological study of the figure of St Joseph) are being organised. Each seminar/course is open to the public with no prior requisites as regards to qualifications. Participation is free but prior registration is obligatory for each seminar one intends to attend. Zoom links will only be offered to those who book via the Institute’s email.

While I augur health and peace, I hope we could somehow meet and share this most particular upcoming academic year together.

Kind regards and God bless,

Glen Attard O.Carm.
Executive Director

Short Course on Josephology

9-10 October 2020
Session 1
Biblical Roots of Josephology (various)

16-17 October 2020
Session 2
St Joseph in the Fathers and the Development of a Cultus (various)

6-7 November 2020
Session 3
St Joseph in Liturgy and Piety (various)

20-21 November 2020
Session 4
Contemporary Theological Issues in Josephology (various)

Participation is free of charge. A donation is appreciated. Registration obligatory.

Day Seminars

11-12 December 2020
Looking for the Hidden God: John of the Cross’ Spiritual Canticle (C. Camilleri)

12-13 February 2021
Empathy through the Eyes of Edith Stein (L. Laferla)

19-20 March 2021
The Godless and Inhumane in Fyodor Dostoevsky (G. Attard)

16-17 April 2021
St Thérèse of the Child Jesus (R. Grima)

30 April-1 May 2021
St Elizabeth of the Trinity (R. Grima)

22 May 2021
Political Power and Responsibility: A Christian Perspective (A. Schneider)

18-19 June 2021
Mental Health in the Spiritual Life (S. Gatt)

Participation is free of charge. A donation is appreciated. Registration obligatory.

Programme for Day Seminars and Short Course

06:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Session 1


07:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Session 2

09:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 3


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Session 4


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 5

12:30 p.m.

Residential Seminars

15-17 January 2021
Meditation in the Christian Tradition (C. Camillieri)

26-28 March 2021
Grief and Bereavement (B. Chase)

These residential seminars will take place depending on the extent of the health and safety regulations in place at the time. If everything goes according to plan, both will take place at Dar tat-Talb Lunzjata, Rabat (Malta). Participation is against a charge of €35 per person per night (inclusive of all meals, wi-fi connection, bedding & towels, etc.). Registration is obligatory. A detailed programme will be given to attendees upon arrival.

Contact Us

Carmelite Institute Malta
c/o Carmelite Priory
Villegaignon Street
Mdina MDN 1190





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