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Check Out the New Avila Institute Summer Courses!

Check Out the New Avila Institute Summer Courses! Graduate Studies Program   Introduction to Spiritual Theology This systematic presentation of Spiritual Theology and the principles of spiritual direction is geared toward personal appropriation for those involved in the apostolate. Lecture topics include the universal call to holiness, the indwelling of the Trinity, the nature and stages of Christian... Read More

Avila Institute Courses Can Change Your Life – Testimonials

October 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Classes, Kristin Aebli

Avila Institute Testimonials Are you looking to delve into the breadth and beauty of the Catholic prayer tradition? Are you being called to develop a higher relationship with our Lord? Do you yearn to know how to deepen your prayer life? The Avila Institute offers an array of life-changing courses for the faithful from all sorts of different backgrounds. We aim to instruct students in the rich... Read More

Growing in Prayer

April 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Dylan Jedlovec, Prayer

Hermit Praying: growing in prayer post

Growing in Prayer Growing in prayer is one of the most important things we can do in our spiritual lives. In fact, our entire spiritual life is dependent on the state of our prayer life, the foundation of our relationship with God. The Avila Institute provides a place for the faithful to make progress in the spiritual life by taking courses designed to help bring their minds and hearts closer to... Read More

Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church   For many, the Holy Spirit is the most difficult Person of the Trinity to understand. God as Father is revealed by one of our first and most important relationships with our earthly father. God the Son reveals to us the scandalous grace that is the Incarnation. Christ as the Son of the living God is relatively easy to relate to because He became man in... Read More

Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple   “Without me, you can do nothing.” These words from Christ Himself in the Gospel of John (John 15:5) capture the essence of how our attitude towards prayer should be. Prayer involves our effort and cooperation with grace, especially in the early stages. But without the grace of God we cannot achieve anything through prayer. In fact contemplative... Read More

Freedom in Christ: Practicing Discernment of Spirits

Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ Living in Freedom through Discernment of Spirits What chains or addictions are holding you back? We all have our own addictions, our own struggles that we can never seem to shake and keep us from living a life of freedom in Christ. For some, it doesn’t take much digging to know what plagues them. For others, it may take some searching to find in the depths of their heart the things... Read More

Long to Deepen Your Faith and Relationship with God?

October 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Dan Burke

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Recently, I was interviewed by Randy Hain, a prolific writer and frequent presenter on a number of topics including faith, family, Catholic men’s issues, fatherhood, faith/work integration, careers, authenticity, leadership and human capital. He is President of Serviam Partners Consulting/Coaching (www.serviampartners.com) and actively serves on... Read More

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