Discover the reasons for pursuing graduate studies in Denver. Click each reason to learn more.
St. John Paul II
In 1993, Denver hosted Pope John Paul II for the largest gathering of young people in the state of Colorado: World Youth Day. This iconic moment in Denver’s history enlivened the spiritual landscape of Denver, so much so that many have referred to this moment as a revolution. The fruit of this visit has transformed Denver into the heart of the New Evangelization in the United States. Living in Denver you will have the opportunity to get to know many apostolates, religious orders, and explore the plethora of job opportunities at the service of the Church.
With small class sizes, the Faculty at the Augustine Institute are known for their readiness to converse with and advise all of our students. Augustine Institute Faculty teach from their mind and heart instructing students in Sacred Scripture, writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the documents of the living magisterium, as well as the art of living in a deep resonance and fidelity to those Truths.
Sitting upon the Rocky Mountains, the Augustine Institute’s location offers a unique, fresh setting to contemplate the mysteries of the Catholic faith. While ascending the truths of Jesus Christ, students find ample opportunities to ascend the mountains, including an annual hike of a 14er (i.e. 14,000+ foot mountain) during the summer before classes begin. Students also gather for the Mountain Getaway weekend each August, and many will choose to ski & snowboard the mountains in the winter.
Graduate Student Life
Fellowship is a crucial element of life on campus, and we are always looking for ways to foster that growth. Whether through gathering at the Tolle Lege café for coffee, listening to speakers on the front lines of the New Evangelization in the monthly Collatio presentation, or through the annual outdoor Mountain Getaway retreat with our faculty and chaplain, students will find community at the Augustine Institute in Denver.
The Universal Call to Holiness is the common endeavor of every student at the Augustine Institute. The faculty and staff, along with their families, are able to personally influence and encourage students to discern God’s particular calling for them. Small gatherings of students and faculty throughout the year promote human formation and the student’s awareness of his or her vocation.
Daily Mass, prayer, and devotions guide the ongoing spiritual formation of students at the Augustine Institute. Courses are designed to enrich students both intellectually and spiritually, deepening their relationships with Jesus Christ and understanding of His Church. Students have access to spiritual direction, numerous resources for spiritual reading, and the greater Denver Catholic community for spiritual formation.