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3 Reasons to Consider a Course from the Avila Institute

Consider a Course from the Avila Institute


Why might you consider taking a course with the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation? Our top three reasons are:

1. Forming a closer relationship with Jesus by

2. Learning your faith through

3. Study and formation in a way that takes us beyond information into a deeper experience of God.

When Catherine Schembri completed her first course she shared this:

“The online lecture sessions were extremely relevant but also warm and personal.  As a visual learner, I was appreciative of the accompanying slides which helped make the presented material clear and meaningful.  There was also an ability to submit questions during class or privately.  The selected readings were well chosen, interesting, and a great supplement to each week's class.  It is also possible, through the Institution's website, to form online relationships with classmates – an especially nice feature if one does not have a Catholic support network.  I am already looking forward to my next class.”

Catherine is not the first person to share this viewpoint with us. Michelle Griffith told us, “Every single class I have taken through the Avila Institute has exceeded my expectations.”

We hear amazing testimonies from consecrated and religious, too. Earlier, a religious brother wrote us and said,

“I am beginning to believe that a relationship with God is actually possible. As we discussed God's desire for us and the reason for our creation, I realized that God loves me and actually desires an intimate relationship with me.”

How could a course from the Avila Institute impact your spiritual journey? How might it impact your relationship with Christ?

According to what our students tell us, the rewards are ongoing and the impact immeasurable.


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With live, interactive, online courses, the Avila Institute can bring the classroom to you no matter where you are located in the world. Want to know more about what the Avila Institute has to offer you? Read more here.


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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