Augustine Institute

On Campus

Study and Contemplation

Located 30 minutes north of St. Louis along the Missouri River, the Augustine Institute campus offers a peaceful location for theological study accompanied by a rich life of prayer and contemplation.



On-campus students study full time for two years, in which they are formed by our distinguished faculty, the Church’s theological tradition, and the Divine Teacher himself.

“The divine Child has become a teacher and has told us what to do…
we must be in daily contact with God, listening to the words He has spoken
and which have been transmitted to us, and obeying them.”



St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), “The Mystery of Christmas” – ca. 1933

Campus Life

  • Cultivate community with your peers by living in the Residence Towers.
  • Participate in student recreation on the campus grounds which include five miles of paved walking trails, basketball courts, and tennis courts.
  • Enjoy dedicated spaces for study and fellowship, and a full dining hall.

Academic Life

  • Take courses that focus on the handing-on of Christian doctrine and emphasize guided conversation, active participation, and a tailored pedagogy.
  • Enjoy small class sizes offered in both lecture and seminar-style formats.
  • Benefit from guest lectures with professors from other academic institutions.
  • Attend academic conferences hosted at the Augustine Institute campus.
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Spiritual Life

  • Join in a community of students and faculty where the pursuit of holiness is at the center.
  • Sit at the feet of our eucharistic Lord at daily Mass and in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Receive the Lord’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation offered regularly.
  • Deepen your interior life through spiritual conferences hosted throughout the academic year.

“On the horizon of this city stands the Gateway Arch, which often catches the sunlight in its different colors and hues.
In a similar way, in a thousand different ways, you must reflect the light of Christ through your lives of prayer and joyful service of others. With the help of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the young people of America will do this magnificently!”



Pope St. John Paul II
Visit to St. Louis, January 26, 1999.
Meeting with Young People.