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Rev. Dr Charlo Camilleri
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Rev. Dr Charlo Camilleri

Rev. Dr Charlo Camilleri


Moral Theology
Faculty of Theology
Room 323
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
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Rev. Dr Charlò Camilleri O.Carm. read History of Art, Philosophy, and Theology at the University of Malta from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (1997) and Sacred Theology (2000). He then specialized his studies in Pastoral Theology and graduated with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (2002) with the completion of a dissertation entitled “Carmel: A Spirituality of Beauty”. He furthered his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome reading for a Diploma in an Interdisciplinary Course for Formators (2004) and also for a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (2007) with the completion of a dissertation entitled “Union with God as Transformation in Beauty: A Literary-Spiritual Analysis of the Colloquies of Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi (1566-1607)”. At present, he forms part of the Department of Moral Theology at the University of Malta where his lectures specialize in Spiritual Theology, Consecrated Life, and Gender Issues. He has also been invited many a time to deliver conferences abroad on these areas. Author of various peer-reviewed articles and books, Rev. Camilleri’s latest works include various areas of St M. Magdalene de Pazzi’s mysticism as well as his first collection of poems entitled “Tattwaġġi”. He also serves in Malta as the Archbishop’s Delegate for the Ordo Virginum as well as Executive Director of the Carmelite Institute Malta promoting research and study of Spirituality and Mysticism.

Rev. Dr Camilleri was appointed Research Fellow at the Bloemfontein Free State University, South Africa and is currently a member of the International Editorial Board of 'Carmel in the World' a spirituality journal for the laity. He is also enrolled with Spiritual Directors International.

The interdisciplinary approach is highly valued by Rev. Dr Camilleri who apart from having a regular lecturing load is supervisor to several MA's and Ph.D's and post graduate students.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Spiritual Theology
  • Mysticism
  • Literature
  • Gender studies
  • Art history and criticism

Selected Publications

Camilleri, C. 2018, "'The Liturgy: Drawing Life from the Living Waters. Liturgy in the Latin Tradition of the Church - 1'", Liturgical Magazine, vol. 37-38, pp. 67-72.

Camilleri, C. 2017, L-Ghanja tal-Imhabba mhux Mahbuba. Santa Marija Maddalena de' Pazzi, Horizons, Malta.

Camilleri, C. 2017, Mohbi flimkien ma' Kristu f'Alla. Il-Qaddej ta' Alla P. Avertan Fenech, Salesian Press, Malta.

Camilleri, C. 2016, "
'Lil hinn minn dan kollu, x'je?isti?'. Kumment Kritiku ta' Charlò Camilleri, f' Bil-Kliem ?vinat ?o ?o?ri, Andrew Sciberras" in , ed. A. Sciberras, Horizons, Malta, pp. 167-169.

Camilleri, C. 2016, "
«Ecce venio, venio cito, cito venio». Carried off in the Secret Knowledge of the Paraclete', f'Santa María Magdalena de Pazzi: Imagen y Mística. 450 Años de su Nascimiento 1566-2016", Textue et Studia Historica carmelitana, vol. 41, pp. 223-239.

Camilleri, C. 2016, Tattwa??i. Poe?ija 1996-2016, Horizons, Malta.

Camilleri, C. 2015, "'Mill-Jien g?all-Int: Mixja fit-Trab. Kumment Kritiku'" in Bla qieg?. Poe?ija mit-Trab 2010-2013 Horizons, Malta, pp. ix-xx.

Camilleri, C. 2013, "
'Razum y dialektika': Pavel Aleksandrovi? Florenskij's Method of Discerning Spiritual Truth'", The Spirit that Guides. Discernment in the Bible and Spirituality (=Acta Theologica Supplementum 17), ed. Pieter GR de Viliers, UFS-UV: Bloemfontaine., pp. 228-246.

Camilleri, C. 2012,
Il-Prof. P. Anastasju Cuschieri. ?arsa mill-?did lejn ?ajtu, Twemminu u l-Versi tieg?u
Carmelite Institute Malta, Malta.

Camilleri, C. 2008, "'Achille Gagliardi'sCompendio della perfettione christianain the Carmelite Monastery ofSanta Maria degli Angeli. Exploring two ignored Codices'" in Seeing the Seeker. Explorations in the Discipline of Spirituality, eds. H. Blommestijn, C. Caspers & R. Hofman, Peeters, Leuven, pp. 277.


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