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 Mrs. Kathryn Gillette at 303.937.4420.

SPRING 2019 OFFERINGS

The Preaching of St. Augustine

Elizabeth Klein

February 14, 21, 28

  • Mass at 12:00 PM followed by 12:30 PM class
  • Lunch
  • St. Clare classroom
  • 15 participants

St. Augustine is known as a sophisticated theologian, but he was also a wonderful and accessible preacher. Prepare your heart for Lent by discussing a few of Augustine’s most celebrated homilies.

The Life of Charity according to St. Francis de Sales

Christopher Blum

Wednesdays in Lent (March 13, 20, 27, and April 3)

  • Mass at 8:00 AM followed by 8:30 AM class
  • St. Monica Conference Room
  • 12 participants

Enrich your Lent by reading the third part of St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life and discussing the virtues required by the life of charity.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Scott Hefelfinger

Thursdays in March (March 7, 14, and 21)

  • Mass at 12:00 PM followed by 12:30 PM class
  • Lunch
  • St. Clare classroom
  • 15 participants

These fierce foes manifest themselves in less obvious and more spiritual ways as one advances in the interior life. We will study them within the context of the Christian’s lifelong desire to grow in charity.

Praying the Lord’s Prayer with the Saints

Ben Akers

Mondays in April (April 1, 8, and 15)

  • Mass at 8:00 AM followed by 8:30 AM class
  • St. Monica Conference Room
  • 12 participants

Accompany the Lord on the way to Jerusalem by learning about the Scriptural roots and spiritual significance of the Lord’s Prayer.