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INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY IN ASIA

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A research and academic institute for the scholarly study of Spirituality

Seeing the need to strengthen earlier initiatives, a select group of Carmelites from the Philippine Commissariat and from the Titus Brandsma Instituut in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, convened in Manila from August 2-5, 1999, the result of which was the decision and plan to develop and establish an institute that would systematize the study of spirituality was made. Thus, the birth of the Center for Spirituality- Manila (CSM). This research-based institute was renamed in 2005, and is now known as the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA).

In 2008, ISA forged a Memorandum of Agreement with the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute- School of Organization Development (SAIDI- School of OD), and academic programs and courses were developed both in the Graduate school studies and Certificate courses in Spirituality. To date, ISA serves as a research and academic institute in the scientific study of Spirituality, and a publisher of researches, academic papers, manuscripts on Spirituality and other related fields. Aside from research works and similar projects, it also holds an annual spirituality forum as part of its main programs.

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ISA Mission & Purpose

MISSION

PURPOSE

As a research and academic institute, it shall provide quality researches and courses that are scholarly, practical, inspirational and mystagogical. It shall participate in the evangelizing mission of the Churches of Asia and of the Carmelite Family in the promotion of God’s Reign, here and now.

ISA serves the Dioceses and Parishes, Formation Houses and Seminaries, Religious Congregations and Societies, Schools and Church-based programs and ministries in the academic and practical formation of Transformed Servant-Leaders through Organization Development and Transformative Spirituality.

ISA Programs

PROGRAMS

DEGREE COURSES 

ISA in partnership with the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI) - School of OD offers M.A. and Ph.D. in Organization Development, major in Transformative Spirituality, with three (3) Specializations:

  1. Carmelite Spirituality

  2. Filipino Spirituality

  3. Asian Spirituality

SPIRITUALITY FORUM 

The annual forum is a gathering of “men and women in Spirituality” who are in search for meanings and insights of their lived experiences. It is a 3- day interaction, reflection and discussion among researchers, professors, students, religious and lay people, among others, that deepens one’s spiritual life and their spirituality.

SPIRITUALITY WEEK 

ISA celebrates Spirituality Week (formerly summer course) every June of every year. It is a weeklong series of lectures and related activities on particular themes   leading towards ISA- SAIDI academic programs. Sessions are facilitated by experts and specialists in Carmelite Spirituality, Filipino Spirituality and Asian Spirituality. A certificate of completion shall be given to participants who will complete the entire course and shall be given credit after submitting an integration paper.

MONTHLY PUBLIC LECTURES 

ISA organizes monthly Public Lectures on Spirituality. This  is  usually  attended by academics, students, researchers, lay and religious theologians, pastoral workers, and the general public who are interested in Spirituality face-to- face with the different phenomena and challenges posed by its locus and complex situation.

SEMINAR-WORKSHOPS IN SPIRITUALITY 

A regular seminar- workshop on various themes and topics on Spirituality that intends to provide and equip the participants’ mastery on specific subjects.

PASTORAL CARE FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS AND MEDIA EDUCATORS 

     a.) A regular Lectio Divina among Media Professionals and Media Educators in Manila

     b.) Monthly Film Dialogue among Media Professionals, Media Educators, and General Audience in Metro Manila

     c.) Retreat and Spiritual Enrichment of Media Professionals and Educators in three major regions of the country

ISA Contact Details

CONTACT DETAILS

Address

Institute of Spirituality in Asia
4th Floor, Teresa of Avila Building
28 Acacia St., Corner Rosario Drive
Brgy. Mariana, New Manila,
1112 Quezon City, Philippines

Email Address

spirit@isa.org.ph

Contact Nos.     

(+63 2) 7001-5565 

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