The mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be kindled.



Our organization known as the Spirituali has been reformed in California as a non-profit unincorporated Org. called Amoris Divini and is working together to create a collegiate theologate seminiary offering dual board-certifiedfive levels of fellowship programs in theological applications of Christian philosophies concentrating on franciscianism, benedictinism, dominicanism and augstinism, and ignatianism with a trinitarian focus as either a major/minor in Old Testament Pentapeuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), Historical (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) Poetic (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) Prophetic (Major: Isaiah. Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Minor: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obediah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi) Books and major/minor in New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Historical (Acts), Letter (Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon. Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, and Jude) and Revelation under the Spirituali’s auspices of the Associate Metaphysics Societies in Philosophy and Theology.

While both philosophers and theologians are subject matter experts, the chair is an expert in social science methods and methodology. The person chairning the certification is the president, while a philopher and theologian presides preside over the treasury while the other, the secretariat.



Programs, and Chair: Dr. Martinus, P. M.

Li., Basic: Life of St. Francis of Assissi
Lii., Intermediate: Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia
Liii., Proficient: Ignatian: Spiritual Exercises
Liv., Advanced: Dominican: Preaching
Lv., Expert: Justinian: Christ as Logos or Word of God

1. Franciscan Way: Fellow of Philosophy in Theological Spiritual Direction and Formation; w/ an exegetical Emphasis on Franciscanism.

  1. Eucharist
  2. Liturgy
  3. Readings
  4. Prayers
  5. Clothing
  6. Work
  7. Solitude

2. Benedictine Rule: Fellow of Philosophy in Theological Spiritual Direction and Formation; w/ an exegetical Emphasis on Benedictinism.

  1. Kinds or the Life of Monks
  2. Kind of Man the Abbot Ought to Be
  3. Calling the Brethren for Counsel
  4. Instruments of Good Works
  5. Obedience
  6. Silence
  7. Humility
  8. Divine Office during the Night
  9. How Many Psalms Are to Be Said at the Night Office
  10. How the Office Is to Be Said During the Summer Season
  11. How the Night Office Is to Be Said on Sundays
  12. How Lauds Are to Be Said
  13. How Lauds Are to Be Said during Week on Days
  14. How Night Offices are Said on the Feasts of Saints
  15. Times the Alleluia Is to Be Said
  16. How the Work of God Is to Be Performed during the Day
  17. How Many Psalms Are to Be Sung at These Hours
  18. Order the Psalms Are to Be Said
  19. Manner of Reciting the Psalter
  20. Reverence at Prayer
  21. Deans of the Monastery
  22. How Monks Are to Sleep
  23. Excommunication for Faults
  24. Manner of Excommunication
  25. Graver Faults
  26. Association with Excommunicated without Approval
  27. Abbot’s Concern about the Excommunicated
  28. Those Who Having Often Been Corrected Do Not Amend
  29. Brethren Who Leave the Monastery
  30. How Young Boys Are to Be Corrected
  31. Kind of Man the Cellarer of the Monastery Ought to Be
  32. Tools and Goods of the Monastery
  33. Whether Monks Ought to Own Anything
  34. Receiving in Equal Measure What Is Necessary
  35. Weekly Servers in the Kitchen
  36. Sick Brethren
  37. Aged and Children
  38. Weekly Reader
  39. Quantity of Food
  40. Quantity of Drink
  41. Times the Brethren Should Take Their Refection
  42. No One Speak after Complin
  43. Tardiness in Coming to the Work of God or to Table
  44. How those Who Are Excommunicated Make Satisfaction
  45. Those Who Commit A Fault in the Oratory
  46. Those Who Fail in Any Other Matters
  47. Giving the Signal for the Time of the Work of God
  48. Daily Work
  49. Keeping of Lent
  50. Working Far from the Oratory or Are on a Journey
  51. Brethren Who Do Not Go Very Far Away
  52. Oratory of the Monastery
  53. Reception of Guests
  54. Whether a Monk Should Receive Letters or Anything Else
  55. Clothing and Footgear of the Brethren
  56. Abbot’s Table
  57. Artists of the Monastery
  58. Manner of Admitting Brethren
  59. Children of the Noble and Poor Who Are Offered
  60. Priests Who Wish to Live in the Monastery
  61. How Stranger Monks Are to Be Received
  62. Priests of the Monastery
  63. Order in the Monastery
  64. Election of the Abbot
  65. Prior of the Monastery
  66. Porter of the Monastery
  67. Brethren Who Are Sent on a Journey
  68. If a Brother Is Commanded to Do Impossible Things
  69. In the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another
  70. No One Presume to Strike Another
  71. Brethren Be Obedient to One Another
  72. Virtuous Zeal Which the Monks Ought to Have
  73. Not the Whole Observance of Righteousness Is in this Rule

III. Dominican Mission and IV Augustine Perferfection: Fellow in Christian Spiritual Formation and Direction by Coursework; w/ an exegetical Emphasis on Dominicanism and Augstinism.

  1. Living Faith:
    1. Praise
    2. Bless
    3. Preach
  2. Seeking Truth: Being “seekers of light, insight and an ever deepening understanding of other people, the world around us and the action of God” (Domican Life USA, 2024)
  3. Contemplata Aliis Tradere
    1. Active Contemplation: Act Contemplatively
    2. Contemplative Action: Contemplate Actively
  4. Four Pillars:
    1. Prayer
    2. Study
    3. Community
    4. Ministry

IV. Ignatian Exercises: Fellow of Philosophy in Christian Theological Formation and Direction by Research; w/ an exegetical Emphasis on Ignatianism.


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