August 25, 2019

To the mountains!

From Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, Augustine Institute students and staff took to the mountains for the annual Mountain Getaway at Snow Mountain Ranch in beautiful Winter Park, CO. Matthew 22:37 provided the theme for this year’s getaway: And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  Each of the talks—given by Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Ben Akers, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger, Dr. John Sehorn, and Dr. Michael Barber—centered on this entreaty. Highlights of the getaway also included a mountain hike with Fr. John Riley, who celebrated Mass at the summit, and fireside chats with Dr. Tim Gray.

The Mountain Getaway is intended to set the tone for the academic year and show students what our Graduate School is really like. At the Augustine Institute, the professors foster a collaborative environment, one where students and professors work together to grow in wisdom and holiness. The Mountain Getaway demonstrates how we at the Augustine Institute can share in life together and the ways in which we are going to grow and learn together over the next couple of years.