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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

June 21 - August 16, 2018
1100 - Bible and the Revelation of Prayer

GP1100–Bible and the Revelation of Prayer

Dates: September 4 - October 30, 2018
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

June 5 - July 31, 2018
1400 - Theology of Divine Mercy Conversion and Suffering

GP1400 – Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

September 5 - October 31, 2018
SSF115 - Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

GP1900–Apostolate

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

June 13 - August 15, 2018
2400 Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities

GP2400 – Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities

September 6 - November 8, 2018
GP2900 Long Retreat

GP2900–Long Retreat

Dates: TBD
SSF - Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

SSF102 – Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

June 14 - July 26, 2018
SSF105 Discernment of Spirits

SSF105–Discernment of Spirits, Part One

Dates: September 13 - October 25, 2018
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

November 8, 2018 - January 3, 2019
SSF115 - Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

SSF115–Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

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

SSF230 – Introduction to St. Teresa of Avila

July 23 - August 27, 2018
SSF249 - Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

SSF249–Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

Dates: TBD
SSF275 - Angels and Demons

SSF265 – Angels and Demons

June 27 - August 8, 2018
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

September 11 - October 16, 2018
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