Authentic and Life-Changing Education
The Avila Institute provides students around the world with life-changing, authentically Catholic formation rooted in the depths of the Church’s mystical patrimony.
The education received at the Avila Institute is uniquely transformative. Lay, religious, and priestly students from all walks of life consistently experience a deepened conversion that bears fruit in family, parish, and professional spheres – but especially, in eternity. Our pedagogy is fundamentally mystagogical: material is presented with the sole aim of deepening union with Christ Jesus, Who is the Truth.
President Dan Burke says:
All Avila Institute courses are LIVE, ONLINE, and INTERACTIVE. Avila students find themselves immersed in a global network of friends who share the same goal of sanctification. We learn together, pray together, and grow together. Our state-of-the art online meeting technology allows for an intensely personal classroom experience. Students discuss, ask questions, and interact with the professor in real time. All courses are recorded, so students can watch and re-watch any time.
The faculty is top notch and the institute serves 3 distinct types of students:
- The graduate program offers a comprehensive, in-depth education in Spiritual Theology taught by renowned faculty.
- The School of Spiritual Formation provides ongoing education for those looking for personal enrichment and growth.
- The High Calling Program offers a year of integral formation in philosophy, theology, and discernment to men discerning the priesthood.
The Avila Institute is completely and energetically committed to the guidelines, directives, and wisdom set forth in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.