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Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Divine Mercy, FEATURED, Kristin Aebli, Prayer

Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” – St. Faustina   God is merciful and His abundant love never fails us. The greatest act of mercy from God towards humanity was to send His only Son to suffer on a cross and die for the sins of the... Read More

Are You on the Path to Holiness?

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The upcoming Fall Quarter at the Avila Institute will feature a Graduate Program course on Introduction to Spiritual Theology taught by Dr. Joseph Hollcraft. You can sign up for this course or Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering by applying for the Graduate Studies Program. Are you on the path to holiness? Everyone is Called to Grow in Holiness Avila Institute Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology “We must... Read More

The Benefits of Spiritual Formation from the Avila Institute – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Today, Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the benefits of spiritual formation from the Avila Institute on the soul. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the Avila Institute? What courses are coming up this Fall? What is spiritual theology? What impact does the Avila Institute have on the prayer lives of the students? How does the international reach of the Avila Institute affect the... Read More

The Mystery of Angels and Demons

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Angels, Avila Institute, Classes, Demonology, Kristin Aebli

Angels and Demons “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.” God created purely spiritual beings called angels. Although unseen, angels are present... Read More

Why Human Suffering?

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Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion, and Human Suffering   One of the beautiful things about the Catholic Church is its willingness to ask tough questions in pursuit of the truth. Popes, theologians, and saints have never been afraid to ask the hard questions about human suffering. The tradition of the Church is full of people pursuing answers to the hardest questions about the meaning of life, suffering, and mercy. Saint... Read More

Marian Apparitions: Fatima Centenary

Apply for the School of Spiritual Formation at the Avila Institute to take courses such as today’s featured course: “Marian Apparitions in the Modern World: Fatima Centenary” “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.” Amen – Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima A Marian apparition, deemed genuine by Church authority, is... Read More

Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience

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Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience Religious orders take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. But did you know that the laity can live out these virtues in their own way? In fact, living out the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience can be a great way to grow in holiness. The evangelical counsels are proposed by the Church as means by which we may avail ourselves to a conversation with the Risen Lord that... Read More

Registration Open for Fall Quarter

Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology   Registration is open for the Fall Quarter at the Graduate Program for Spiritual Theology. The Graduate Program is a Masters-level certification program in spiritual theology. Students study the mystical tradition of the Church while incorporating what they learn into their own spiritual lives. The program equips students to teach others the richness of the mystical tradition.   Below... Read More

The Benefits of Taking Courses from The Avila Institute – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Every soul needs to be nourished continually in the spiritual life. Today, Dan and Melissa discuss the benefits of taking courses from the Avila Institute and how this experience can lead to incredible spiritual growth! Topics/Questions covered in the show: What type of courses are offered through the Avila Institute? How rigorous are the courses? How much time is required to take these classes? Are there different... Read More

Experiencing God: The History of Catholic Spirituality

Experiencing God: The History of Catholic Spirituality   Apply for the School of Spiritual Formation at the Avila Institute to take courses such as today's featured course: “Experiencing God: The History of Catholic Spirituality”. This summer at the Avila Institute, Professor Patrick Linbeck is teaching a new course in the School of Spiritual Formation titled “Experiencing God: The History of Catholic Spirituality”.... Read More

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