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GRADUATE PROGRAM

The graduate program offers a comprehensive, in-depth education in Spiritual Theology taught by renowned faculty. Designed to be taken over eight quarters in two years, coursework can optionally be completed over three to four years. The program culminates with in-person apostolic and retreat experiences.

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

The School of Spiritual Formation provides ongoing education from the depths of the Church’s mystical patrimony to anybody seeking a deeper relationship with our Lord. Students can enroll in courses for personal enrichment or work toward certificates in both Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction.

SEMINARIAN FORMATION

Sponsored by dioceses across the country who have responded to Pope Francis’ call for young men to receive an introductory propaedeutic year of formation prior to entering the seminary, Avila Institute’s High Calling Program offers integral formation in philosophy, theology, and discernment.

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Bible and the Revelation of Prayer - 1100

GP1000 – Introduction to Spiritual Theology

Dates: TBD
1100 - Bible and the Revelation of Prayer

GP1100–Bible and the Revelation of Prayer

Dates: TBD
1210 - Wisdom of the Saints from St Athanasius to St Bernard of Clairvaux

GP1210–Wisdom of the Saints From Athanasius to Bernard of Clairvaux

Dates: TBD
1220 - Wisdom of the Saints from Hildegard of Bingen to John of the Cross

GP1220 – Wisdom of the Saints from St. Hildegard of Bingen to St. John of the Cross

Dates: TBD
1300 - Gift of the Holy Spirit and the Divine Indwelling

GP1300 – Gift of the Holy Spirit and the Divine Indwelling

Dates: TBD
1400 - Theology of Divine Mercy Conversion and Suffering

GP1400 – Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

December 4, 2019 - February 12, 2020
SSF115 - Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

GP1900–Apostolate

Dates: TBD
2100 - Evangelical Counsels and the Beatitudes

GP2100 – Evangelical Counsels and the Beatitudes

Dates: TBD
2200 Discernment, Degrees of Prayer and Stages of Spiritual Growth

GP2200–Discernment, Degrees of Prayer and Stages of Spiritual Growth

Dates: TBD
2300 Mystery of Mary and Her Role in the Spiritual Life

GP2300 – Mystery of Mary and Her Role in the Spiritual Life

Dates: TBD
2400 Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities

GP2400 – Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities

December 5, 2019 - February 6, 2020
2500 Spiritual Wisdom of Eastern Christianity

GP2500 – Spiritual Wisdom of Eastern Christianity

November 26, 2019 - February 4, 2020
2600 The Nature of Mystical Wisdom in the Life of the Church

GP2600 – The Nature of Mystical Wisdom in the Life of the Church

Dates: TBD
GP2900 Long Retreat

GP2900–Long Retreat

Dates: TBD
SSF101 Transformation in Christ

SSF101 – Transformation in Christ

January 7 - February 11, 2020
SSF - Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

SSF102 – Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

Course is full. Please apply to be added to the waiting list.
SSF105 Discernment of Spirits

SSF105–Discernment of Spirits, Part One

Dates: TBD
SSF107 - Breaking the Chains that Bind Us

SSF107 – Breaking the Chains that Bind Us: An Introduction to Moral Theology

Course is full. Please apply to be added to the waiting list.
SSF110 - Introduction to Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

SSF110–Introduction to Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Dates: TBD
SSF112 Introduction to Spiritual Direction

SSF112 – Introduction to Spiritual Direction

Dates: TBD
SSF115 - Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

SSF115–Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

Dates: TBD
SSF117 - Exploring the Source and Summit

SSF117 – Exploring the Source and Summit

January 8 - February 19, 2020

SSF118 – Exploring Theosis

Dates: TBD

SSF120 – Standing in the Gap: Responding to the Question “Can You Pray For Me?”

Dates: TBD
SSF210 - Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

SSF210 – Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

Dates: TBD
SSF222 - Introduction to St Francis of Assisi

SSF222–Introduction to Saint Francis of Assisi

Dates: TBD
SSF223 Introduction to Saint Therese of Lisieux

SSF223–Introduction to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Dates: TBD

SSF225 – Introduction to St. Teresa of Avila

Dates: TBD

SSF226 – Introduction to St. John of Avila

November 6 - December 18, 2019
SSF248 Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life

SSF248 – Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life

November 5 - December 10, 2019
SSF249 - Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

SSF249–Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

Dates: TBD
SSF250 - Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor

SSF250 – Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor

Dates: TBD
SSF275 - Angels and Demons

SSF275 – Angels and Demons

January 10 - February 21, 2020
SSF279 Healing the Imagination A Reading Course In The Lord of the Rings

SSF279 – Healing the Imagination: A Reading Course in the Lord of the Rings

Dates: TBD
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