05 November 2017

Public Lecture: Pavel Florenskij. A Heritage for the Twenty-First Century

Carmelite Institute Malta in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, in occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the untimely death of Pavel Florenskij, one of Russia’s most erudite and prolific thinkers, is organising a public lecture to honour his memory and heritage for the twenty-first century.

Pavel Florenskij (1882-1937), perhaps one of the greatest eclectic minds of the twentieth century, was a physicist, philosopher and theologian, priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, husband, father of five children, art and literary critic, and, most importantly, a mystic. Florenskij could perhaps best be described as spiritual yet equally concrete, orthodox yet equally progressive, scientific yet equally artistic, restless yet equally rooted in God. He was known among his peers as the Russian Leonardo da’ Vinci.

Florenskij’s heritage is exceedingly rich for us to ponder. He worked tirelessly to reform the Church spiritually, internally, at a time when the majority of clerics sought institutional remedies to solve the problems that the Orthodox Church was facing at the time. At the time of the Soviet atheistic rule, he also cooperated with the Government in areas of engineering, chemistry, and physics, teaching and researching in many governmental institutions and bringing forward many important projects as well as ground-breaking discoveries. He was also a man of the arts, an admirer of marionette theatres, a critic of iconographic art, an avid reader of world literature – like Shakespeare and Goethe –, and, being a pianist himself, was great friends with musicians like Aleksandr Skrjabin and Marija Judina. He was a Symbolist, meaning that for him in this visible world is incarnated or manifested another spiritual world that is distinct but not separate from the physical world we see around us. If one looked closely at the visible world, tears, as it were, could be perceived unto the invisible world. Last, but certainly not least, Florenskij was also a man of many friendships. His correspondences show us a man of extreme approachability, gentleness, and respect and love for the others, be they work colleagues, childhood friends, devotees seeking direction, or simply family members asking how he and his wife and children are doing.

For us in the twenty-first century, Florenskij shines as an example of wholeness, which he sought not only in his academic career but most especially in his friends, in his family, and in himself.


The lecture will be delivered in English, and refreshments will follow.

Lecturer:

The lecture will be delivered by guest speaker Distinguished Professor Rev. Vladimir Fedorov from the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy (St Petersburg, Russia). Rev. Fedorov is an ordained priest of the Russian Orthodox Church. He has taught theology in the St Petersburg Theological Academy as well as the Universities of Münich, Münster and Hamburg in Germany. He has also taught psychology in the St Petersburg State University. He has served in the Synodal Theological Commission and in the World Council of Churches. He is also Director of the Orthodox Institute of Missiology, Ecumenism, and New Religious Movements, President of the St Petersburg-based Inter-Church Partnership “Nevsky Prospekt”, and Vice-President of the East-European Association of Missiological Studies.


For more info:
glen.attard@um.edu.mt


04 November 2017

P. Avertan Fenech, Karmelitan: Id-Duttrina Spiritwali f'Ħajtu u Kitbietu

Fl-okkażjoni taċ-ċelebrazzjoni ta' għeluq l-Inkjesta Djoċesana fil-Kawża ta' Beatifikazzjoni u Kanonizzazzjoni tal-Qaddej ta' Alla. P. Avertan Fenech, Karmelitan, qegħdin noffru ġurnata seminar dwar il-Ħajja u d-Duttrina Spiritwali tiegħu sabiex inkunu nafu iktar min hu, u x'inhu t-tagħlim tal-ħajja spiritwali li jagħtina.Imexxi s-Seminar ir-Rev.du Dun John Berry, Kap tad-Dipartiment tad-Dommatika fil-Fakultà tat-Teoloġija fl-Università ta' Malta.

Ħin: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Post: Kunvent tal-Karmnu, l-Imdina.
Għal raġunijiet ta' organizzazzjoni, min beħsiebu jeiħu sehem javżana sal-Ġimgħa 10 ta' Novembru.



01 May 2017

L-Għanja tal-Imħabba mhux Maħbuba: Seminar (12-14 ta' Mejju)

F'għeluq l-450 sena mit-twelid ta' Santa Marija Maddalena de' Pazzi, mistika Karmelitana u għalliema tal-ħajja spiritwali, l-Istitut Karmelitan se joffri seminar dwar l-esperjenza u d-duttrina ta' din il-qaddisa li l-Papa Benedittu XVI fl-2007 sejħilha "Għalliema tal-Ħajja Spiritwali għal kulħadd u l-aktar għas-saċerdoti li għalihom offriet ħajjitha."

F'dan is-seminar immexxi minn P. Charlò Camilleri, Karmelitan nagħtu ħarsa lejn il-ħajja, l-esperjenza u d-duttrina ta' din il-qaddisa minn bosta laqtiet u xejriet li jsawwru l-personalità tagħha. Ikollna wkoll l-opportunità li nħarsu lejn il-kitbiet mistiċi li ħalliet.


PROGRAMM

Il-Ġimgħa 12 ta’ Mejju: Ħajja, Kuntest, Duttrina

07.00pm L-Ewwel Sessjoni
07.45pm Pawsa
08.00pm It-Tieni Sessjoni
08.45pm Pawsa
09.00pm Talba tal-Għasar
09.20pm Għeluq


Is-Sibt 13 ta’ Mejju: Temi tal-Ispiritwalità u l-Kitbiet  - 1
09.30am L-Ewwel Sessjoni
09.45am Pawsa
10.00am It-Tieni Sessjoni: Qari fil-Kwiet ta’ Testi magħżula
10.45am It-Tielet Sessjoni: Diskussjoni fil-grupp
11.30am Pawsa
11.45am Quddiesa
12.30pm Ikel ta’ Nofsinhar
02.30pm Ir-Raba’ Sessjoni
03.15pm Pawsa
03.30pm Il-Ħames Sessjoni
04.15pm Adorazzjoni fis-skiet b’għajnuna ta’ testi

Il-Ħadd 14 ta’ Mejju: Temi tal-Ispiritwalità u l-Kitbiet  - 2
08.30am Quddiesa
09.30am Is-Sitt Sessjoni
10.15am Pawsa
10.30am Qari fis-skiet
11.00am Pawsa
11.15am It-Tminn Sessjoni: Diskussjoni fil-grupp
12.00pm Tmiem

*Imexxi s-Seminar P. Charlò Camilleri, O.Carm.
*Is-Seminar hu bla ħlas. Madanakollu napprezzaw donazzjoni biex inkopru l-ispejjeż, speċjalment tan-noti li jitqassmu.
*Waqt is-seminar ikun hemm il-pawsiet għall-kafè u gallettini. Għall-ikel ta’ nofsinhar kulħadd jaħseb għalih. Fl-inħawi wkoll hawn diversi stabbilimenti fejn wieħed jista’ jitrejjaq.
*Il-programm dettaljat bit-temi tas-sessjonijiet jingħataw il-Ġimgħa 12 ta’ Mejju lil min ikun qed jieħu sehem.
*Min se jieħu sehem javża minn qabel.

28 January 2017

SEMINAR F'GĦELUQ IL-100 SENA MIL-MEWT TAL-B. CHARLES TA' ĠESÙ (DE FOUCAULD)

Fl-Okkażjoni tal-100 sena mill-Mewt tal-Beatu Charles de Foucauld, il-Carmelite Institute Malta qed jorganizza seminar bejn l-24 u s-26 ta' Frar. Is-Seminar huwa parti mill-kurrikulu tas-Sena Akkademika 2016 - 2017 fl-Istitut Karmelitan u huwa miftuħ għal kulħadd.

Għal daktar dettalji, min hu nteressat jikkuntattjana permezz tal-email jew telefon. Il-Programm dettaljat tas-Seminar jintbagħat lil dawk li japplikaw għalih.

Is-Seminar, li se jkun jinkludi wkoll mumenti ta' talb, jitmexxa mis-Sur Michael Mercieca, TOK. Is-Sur Mercieca huwa ggradwat fit-Teoloġija Spiritwali (speċjalizzazzjoni Karmelitana) u kiteb it-teżi tiegħu fuq L-Abbandun f'Alla fl-Ispiritwalità ta' Charles de' Foucauld u Tereża tal-Bambin Ġesù.


CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
SEMINAR 
Programm
Il-Ġimgħa 24 ta’ Frar: Sessjonijiet introduttorji
07.00pm L-Ewwel Sessjoni
07.45pm Pawsa
08.00pm It-Tieni Sessjoni
08.45pm Pawsa
09.00pm Adorazzjoni fis-skiet b’għajnuna ta’ testi
09.20pm Għeluq
Is-Sibt 25 ta’ Frar: Temi tal-Ispiritwalità u l-Kitbiet ta’ Charles de Foucauld - 1
09.30am L-Ewwel Sessjoni
09.45am Pawsa
10.00am It-Tieni Sessjoni: Qari fil-Kwiet ta’ Testi magħżula
10.45am It-Tielet Sessjoni: Diskussjoni fil-grupp
11.30am Pawsa
11.45am Quddiesa
12.30pm Ikel ta’ Nofsinhar
02.30pm Ir-Raba’ Sessjoni
03.15pm Pawsa
03.30pm Il-Ħames Sessjoni
04.15pm Adorazzjoni fis-skiet b’għajnuna ta’ testi

Il-Ħadd 26 ta’ Frar: Temi tal-Ispiritwalità u l-Kitbiet ta’ Charles de Foucauld - 2

08.30am Quddiesa
09.30am Is-Sitt Sessjoni
10.15am Pawsa
10.30am Is-Seba’ Sessjoni
11.15am Qari fis-skiet
11.45am It-Tminn Sessjoni: Diskussjoni fil-grupp
12.30pm Adorazzjoni fis-Skiet
01.00pm Tmiem
*Imexxi s-Seminar is-Sur Michael Mercieca, TOK.
*Is-Seminar hu bla ħlas. Madanakollu napprezzaw donazzjoni biex inkopru l-ispejjeż.
*Importanti li min jieħu sehem joqgħod ukoll għall-adorazzjoni fis-skiet quddiem l-Ewkaristija. Dawn il-mumenti ta’ talb jgħinuna wkoll nixorbu mill-ispirtu tal-Beatu Charles de’ Foucauld f’dan il-mod tiegħu ta’ talb għal qalbu.
*Waqt is-seminar ikun hemm il-pawsiet għall-kafè u gallettini. Għall-ikel ta’ nofsinhar kulħadd jaħseb għalih. Hemm il-possibilità tal-ikel fir-restaurant tal-kunvent Al Convento. Fl-inħawi wkoll hawn diversi stabbilimenti fejn wieħed jista’ jitrejjaq.
*Il-programm dettaljat bit-temi tas-sessjonijiet jingħataw il-Ġimgħa 24 ta’ Frar lil min ikun qed jieħu sehem.
*Min se jieħu sehem tajjeb li javża minn qabel.