AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE FORUM

The Augustine Institute Forum offers inspiring formation in wisdom and charity by engaging with classical texts, topics of perennial interest, and subjects of present concern.

Gatherings of the Forum take various forms, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and short courses taught by the faculty of the Augustine Institute’s Graduate School of Theology and honored guests. All include opportunities for common prayer, conversation with faculty and fellow participants, and refreshment.

Forum conversations are limited in size; a modest fee guarantees one’s spot. Scholarships are available for priests, seminarians, and lay men and women serving in parishes, schools, and charitable works, as well as for those with demonstrable financial need. Unless otherwise noted, the fee for each series is $60, or $100 for couples.

To register or to inquire about scholarships or group rates, call Ms. Kathryn Murray at 303.937.4420.

FALL 2018 OFFERINGS

The Forum Book Club: Faith, Hope, and Charity in the Novels of Jane Austen

September 6, October 4 and 25

  • Vespers at 6:30 PM followed by Book Club from 7:00 to 8:30
  • Refreshments
  • St. Francis classroom
  • 24 participants

Join devoted Janeites Christopher and Kathleen Blum for an exploration of three beloved novels.

September 6: Pride and Prejudice
October 4: Persuasion
October 25: Emma

Shakespeare’s Tragedies

October 11, December 13, TBD
Joseph-pearce

  • Vespers at 6:30 PM followed by Lecture and Discussion from 7:00 to 8:30
  • Refreshments
  • St. Francis classroom
  • 24 participants

Join noted Shakespeare scholar Joseph Pearce for an in-depth look at three of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

October 11: Hamlet
December 13: Macbeth
TBD: King Lear

The Good Life with Aristotle

September 7, 14, 21 and October 5, 12, 19

  • Friday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
  • 12 participants

A chance to refresh your understanding of the cardinal virtues with the help of one of the foundational texts of the Christian and Classical tradition, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Led by the Institute’s Dean Christopher Blum.

St. Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and the Ephesians

October 11, 18, and 25

  • Holy Mass at noon followed by class until 2:00
  • Light Lunch
  • St. Clare classroom
  • 18 participants

Join Professor Mark Giszczak for an exploration of these beautiful and inspiring letters during the very weeks that they are being read and preached about during weekday liturgies.

Morning of Recollection in Preparation for Advent

December 1

  • Holy Mass at 8:00 AM followed by lecture until 11:30
  • Continental breakfast
  • St. Francis classroom
  • 24 participants

Join Professor Ben Akers as he offers reflections to help us enter into the holy season of Advent.

The Bible and Jesus’ Second Coming

October 31, November 7 and 14

  • Holy Mass at noon followed by class until 2:00
  • Light Lunch
  • St. Clare classroom
  • 18 participants

Join Professor Michael Barber to understand Scripture’s teaching about the End Times.