Founded in 2005 under Archbishop Chaput in Denver, CO by Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, the Augustine Institute has served the needs of the Lay faithful in the New Evangelization for now over 14 years.The Graduate School has produced many powerful and impactful individuals in the New Evangelization movement. Today, in addition to the Graduate School, the Augustine Institute has expanded to develop content to reach Catholics at all stages of their faith journey – from publishing books to developing parish programs,and producing video series on various topics about the faith. All together while building strategic and fruitful partnerships in the Church.
In 2015 the Institute merged with Lighthouse Catholic Media helping to further the efforts of evangelization with a deep library of content, evangelists in parishes around the country and great partnerships with organizations like Ignatius Press. From this relationship, we developed the FORMED platform which integrates over 60 Catholic apostolates, reaches 900,000 lay Catholics and is in more than 5,000 parishes.