We have a Pontifical Theological Faculty and a Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome known as the TERESIANUM. It was established by our Fathers for the study of scientific theology and anthropology in 1935. The Teresianum maintains a very high standard of education and is frequented by students from all over the world.
Just recently our Father Adrian Attard has been appointed as Vice President of this Faculty. This is a big honor for him personally and for our small Maltese province. He is part of our community in Cospicua.
Born in 1974, Father Adrian made his solemn profession within the Discalced Carmelite family in 1999 and was ordained a priest the next year. In 2006 he acquired his Doctorate in Theology (summa cum laude) at the Gregoriana. Since then he has been a professor of Anthropology and Mariology at the Teresianum. In 2013 he was also lecturer at the University of Malta.
On our website you can find a wide ranging interview that we did with Father Adrian where he answered questions on his personal religious vocation, his doctoral thesis on Our Lady, the crisis affecting religious life today and how he manages to divide his life between academics and community life. Very interesting.