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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

January 9 - March 6, 2019
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
1400 - Theology of Divine Mercy Conversion and Suffering

GP1400 – Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

Dates: TBD
SSF115 - Evangelization and the Spiritual Life

GP1900–Apostolate

Dates: TBD
2100 - Evangelical Counsels and the Beatitudes

GP2100 – Evangelical Counsels and the Beatitudes

December 5, 2018 - February 6, 2019
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

Dates; TBD
2500 Spiritual Wisdom of Eastern Christianity

GP2500 – Spiritual Wisdom of Eastern Christianity

December 6, 2018 - February 7, 2019
GP2900 Long Retreat

GP2900–Long Retreat

Dates: TBD
SSF101 Transformation in Christ

SSF101 – Transformation in Christ

January 8 - February 12, 2019
SSF - Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

SSF102 – Foundations of Prayer and Union with God

January 10 - February 21, 2019
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

January 18 - February 22, 2019
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
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

Dates: TBD
SSF248 Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life

SSF248 – Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life

November 6 - December 11, 2018
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

November 2 - December 14, 2018
SSF275 - Angels and Demons

SSF265 – Angels and Demons

Dates: TBD
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

TBD
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