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My Family is Struggling and I Need Help…

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“My son is a college student who is struggling with some very tough issues. As his mother, I realized I was not equipped to help him. I went to Mass weekly, went to confession yearly, and said my prayers, but it had simply become the minimum of what I had to do. After taking the course, Discernment of Spirits, I realized that the minimum would not help my family. I needed spiritual strength... Read More

Getting Started at the Avila Institute as Easy as Ready, Set, Go!

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Getting Started at the Avila Institute So you have this ache to better know God and respond to His call on your life but formal education just seems too intimidating? Well, in the hopes of encouraging you past this obstacle, we work hard to make the process very easy! So you’ve decided that studying spiritual theology is for you. (Not sure? See “Why study spiritual theology?”) Now, how do you... Read More

Living the Miraculous in a Time of Magic

November 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Healing, New Age

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Catholic in the New Age: Counsels and Resources to Live the Miraculous in a Time of Magic The Avila Institute’s School of Spiritual Formation is excited to announce a new course, Catholic in the New Age: Counsels and Resources to Live the Miraculous in a Time of Magic, being offered beginning in January, 2016. This course will compare and contrast key aspects of Christianity in comparison with... Read More

Spend Fall Growing Closer to God

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It’s not too late to register for Fall 2015 courses at Avila! At the Avila Institute, our goal is to help students grow closer to Christ. We do this through teaching spiritual theology and, specifically, helping students deepen their relationship with Christ. This is more than knowledge; it’s an investment in your soul. This is our final course listing for the Fall 2015 Avila Institute... Read More

Give Yourself an Eternal Education

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Give Yourself an Eternal Education [Avila Course] “I am a better Christian and [a] more humble and prayerful priest because of the three courses I have done with the [Avila] Institute,” wrote Fr. Teboho Martin Makoro, one of the priests who benefits from the education we offer. Our focus at the Avila Institute is on teaching spiritual theology and, specifically, helping students deepen their relationship... Read More

Back to School for your Soul

Back to School for Your Soul

Who says back to school can’t have an eternal impact? Here’s a look at the courses we have lined up for Fall 2015 at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. The deadline for new student registrations is coming up soon: August 10! Getting started is easy. School of Spiritual Formation Courses: Foundations of Prayer and Union with God (SSF 102) Session 1 (September 7 – October 12); Mondays, 8:30-10:30... Read More

First Look at Fall 2015 Courses at Avila Institute

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First Look at Fall 2015 Courses at Avila Institute It’s back-to-school time…for your soul! Consider taking a course from the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation this fall. Here are the courses we have confirmed. We will publish an updated list as soon as it is available. Note: This post has been updated with current offerings.   School of Spiritual Formation Courses: Foundations of... Read More

The Eternal Impact of the Avila Institute

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I wanted to share some of the feedback we’ve recently received because it highlights why we are so passionate about the work we do at the Avila Institute. What we’re aiming for is an eternal impact. Will you help us achieve it? Gerald Kamalanathan wrote from India: I sincerely owe so much to the Avila Institute, which has been a great and wonderful door for grace and blessings from the Trinitarian... Read More

Why Take a Course When I Can Read the Book Myself?

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  Why take a course, spending your money and time on taking a course through the Avila Institute, when you can just read the books for yourself? We understand why you would ask. Here’s a top five list we’ve put together after talking with a few students: 5. The chance to interact with top-notch professors. Our professors have studied the material extensively. They are not only experts in... Read More

Summer: Time to Grow Spiritually – 2015 Summer Course List

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Our summer course listing for the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation is finalized and applications are due by next week! If you have been thinking about applying for some time or are just now considering it and have questions, please contact me (see below), I’m happy to be of assistance! School of Spiritual Formation Courses: Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life Classes on Thursdays,... Read More

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