“Graphology for,” namely, graphology at the service of others, was the main theme of a recent national study conference entitled “Humanity and Writing: The Graphology of Girolamo MORETTI.” The conference took place, with live streaming, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, in the Seraphicum Auditorium in Rome.
This event was a joint production of the Seraphicum Department of Graphology Studies (in collaboration with the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure), the non-profit organization Famiglia e Minori and the International Center of Medical Graphology (CIgME).
The conference was launched in close collaboration with the Girolamo MORETTI International Graphological Institute in Urbino, Italy, headed by Friar Fermino GIACOMETTI, OFM Conv. It was seen as a first step toward a common journey in the discovery and enhancement of the anthropological aspects of graphology.
This event was designed to promote knowledge about Friar Girolamo MORETTI, a Conventual Franciscan and the father of Italian graphology, and further understanding of the peculiarities of this discipline and the anthropology that underlies it. This was carried out through presentations from a number of qualified experts, including Matilde AZZACCONI, Chiara MISTRORIGO, Loredana MORETTI, Nadia BUONANNO, Alessandra MILLEVOLTE, Father Carlo CACCIARI, Vincenzo TARANTINO and Friar Raffaele DI MURO, OFM Conv. Friar Raffaele chairs the Seraphicum Department of Graphology Studies and is a passionate scholar on the subject.
The Seraphicum Department of Graphology Studies intends to broaden the horizons of its subject through in-person and online courses and through supplementary events that will offer greater knowledge to lovers and scholars of this discipline. Graphology has applications in a variety of work areas such as graphological personality analysis, human resources, the judiciary, the criminological and medical sectors, childhood development, and the pastoral and vocational fields.
This first event showed some real promise, based upon the interest shown by the participants and the many areas that the conference opened up for further study, areas which will be the focus of future initiatives.
The starting point for discovering graphology and its many applications is learning about Friar Girolamo MORETTI and the half-century he devoted to researching, studying and teaching this discipline.
“Girolamo MORETTI was a man who constantly did research,” explained Friar Raffaele DI MURO. “Moreover, this created a certain positive underlying tension in him. Being a friar and a priest dominated who he was and colored his study and continuous research of graphology. He was an authentic seeker of truth, truth that was to be placed at the service of man. He did not jealously guard secret findings, rather, he published, revealed, and contributed. He understood that what would truly benefit graphology was transmitting all his knowledge to his disciples, while teaching them how to lead a highly moral lifestyle. All of this contributed to his being considered a genius and the father of Italian graphology. He let his experience as a friar and priest inform his sensibilities: he felt a deep desire to help his neighbor through graphology. In fact, his idea of graphology was a “graphology for”: graphology that was at the service of others, in order to promote their personal growth and help them to better understand their own gifts and potential. As one of his disciples, Friar Lamberto TORBIDONI, OFM Conv., liked to say that it would be a mistake not to continue on past MORETTI. In fact, MORETTI’s research should be furthered in order to add to its rigor and scientific validity. This would benefit both graphology and those who practice and use it. The real challenge is not only working like MORETTI but going beyond MORETTI in trying to understand the inner world that reveals itself behind the symbols and figures of handwriting.”
A video of the conference is available on the Facebook page of the Seraphicum Department of Graphology Studies: @ScuolaGrafologiaSeraphicum. A transcript of the conference will shortly be published on the department’s webpage: www.scuoladigrafologiaseraphicum.it.
Elisabetta LO IACONO, Seraphicum Press Office