INTAMS - INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR MARITAL SPIRITUALITY (int. non profit organization) INTAMS International Academy for Marital Spirituality
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Who are we?


Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
Founder & Director


Curriculum vitae



Glaubens-Traditionen weiterdenken (Rheinische Post, 3 October 2015)

Sensus Fidei and Sensus Fidelium in a Marriage Debate (Melitta Theologica, 2015)

Signs of a new beginning - Hopes for Francis’ papacy (Tablet, Easter Issue, 30 March 2013)
De juiste partner vind je niet, maar word je (Tertio, 27 March 2013) / English translation.





Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi


Editor of the INTAMS Journal

Marriage, Families & Spirituality


Curriculum vitae


Much more about Thomas







Dominique van Haelst

Office Management & Website


Born 1961 in Nijmegen (Netherlands), holds a University degree in Romance Philology (University of Antwerpen, Belgium) and a Postgraduate degree in Hispanic Philology & Culture (University of Madrid, Spain). 15 years professional experience as Founder and Production & Quality Director of an international translation company in Brussels, before joining INTAMS at the end of 2000. Responsible for the office coordination of the International Academy for Marital Spirituality.



David Dawson Vasquez

Associate Editor of the INTAMS Journal Marriage, Families & Spirituality


Has been collaborating with INTAMS since 2001. He teaches dogmatic theology in Rome at the Pontifical Beda College and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), and occasionally for the Australian Catholic University and the University of Dallas. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America. His interests are theological anthropology, with questions of marriage and gender, as well as the apophatic tradition of the early Church.



Hans Storme



Born 1960 in Ieper (Belgium). He did his postgraduate work in history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 1990 he defended his doctoral dissertation on the early modern Catholic discourse on marriage preparation in the Flemish dioceses. From 1996 until October 2005 Librarian at INTAMS Library; since 1 October 2005 Librarian at the Theology Faculty Library of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), responsible for preserving, developing and promoting the INTAMS collection. Publication: 'Die trouwen wilt voorsichtelijck: predikanten en moralisten over de voorbereiding op het huwelijk in de Vlaamse bisdommen (17e-18e eeuw)', Leuven: Universitaire Pers, 1992.




Academic Board

Academic Board


Philippe Bordeyne, Institut Catholique de Paris, France        

Attilio Danese, Università di Teramo, Italy

Elizabeth Davies, Marriage Care, London, UK         

David Dawson Vásquez, Pontifical Beda College, Rome, Italy

Annemie Dillen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Giulia Paola Di Nicola, Università di Teramo, Italy   

Paul Galea, University of Malta

Martin M. Lintner, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen, Italy        

Donna Orsuto, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, Italy         

Elzbieta Osewska, State Higher Vocational School Tárnow, Poland

Basilio Petrà, Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Centrale, Florence, Italy     

Richard M. Rymarz, The Broken Bay Institute, Pennant Hills, Australia           

Todd A. Salzmann, Creighton University, Omaha, USA         

Jochen Sautermeister, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany     

Kerstin Schlögl-Flierl, Universität Augsburg, Germany         

Clare Watkins, University of Roehampton, London , UK


Honorary Members

Gisbert Greshake, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Walter Kirchschläger, Universität Luzern, Switzerland 
Enda McDonagh, St. Patrick's College Maynooth, Ireland

Herwi Rikhof, Katholieke Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Adrian Thatcher, The University of Exeter, UK
Alfons Vansteenwegen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



† Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Mechelen

† Prof. Klaus Demmer, Rome
† Carlo Cardinal M. Martini, Milano
Dr. & Mrs †Jack & †Edith Dominian, London
Prof. Ladislas Örsy, Washington