Explore the Denver Experience
Our students’ academic pursuits lead them to serve the Church in a variety of ways, including in parishes, dioceses, schools, and apostolates around the country.
Devoted to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. —Acts 2:42
Preview Three Lectures
The required courses for both the M.A. in Theology and the M.A. in Leadership for the New Evangelization offer a rigorous handing-on of Christian doctrine. For full-time students in Denver, some of our courses are offered in a seminar format that emphasizes guided conversation, active participation, and a tailored pedagogy.
On-campus students in both M.A. programs are required to attend a weekly, one-credit seminar in all four semesters of their course of study.
The Theology Seminar helps students draw together the themes treated across the curriculum into a coherent, synthetic vision of theological wisdom. The Leadership Seminar focuses on the students’ experiences in their apostolic internships and on sharpening the theological, spiritual, and professional tools they need to enter fruitfully into ecclesial work.
St. Augustine Chapel:
Daily Mass; Eucharistic adoration; open for prayer during business hours.
Tolle Lege Café:
Study and meeting areas; gift shop; lunch with fellow students and faculty
Faculty Wing: Tea room; faculty doors open to students; students welcome to drop in to discuss faith and academics
Library: Archbishop Aquila Library on-site; access to St. John Vianney Seminary and Denver seminary libraries; Coming soon: a brand new library on our second floor
Full-Time chaplain: Fr. James Claver of the Servants of Christ Jesus
Confession: Offered Regularly
Adoration: Exposition and benediction most mornings
Spiritual Direction: By request
Mountain Getaway: Beginning of each academic year, students, faculty, and faculty families attend spiritual talks and go hiking in Colorado Rockies, creating fellowship.
Open Mic Night: Once a month at Tolle Lege Café, students and faculty share their talents.
Three times a semester; includes dinner, Vespers, and spiritual discussion by faculty and/or chaplain
Student Housing: Female and male houses are available for incoming students in nearby neighborhood; live in a community of faith with other students.
Typically, 15 hours per week in departments like STUDIOS, FORMED, Academics, etc.
Faculty- and Student-Led Events: Informal events organized by faculty and students, including saints’ parties, dinners, and brunches
Parishes and Apostolates: Denver has a rich Catholic community with thriving parishes, schools, religious orders, and missionary apostolates.
Hiking and Camping:
Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, students often take the opportunity to exercise and explore.
Right outside our windows to the west; several ski resorts are within an easy drive.
Denver has an abundance of restaurants, craft breweries, and professional sports teams. It also boasts a professional symphony and multiple theatre companies.
...I am eternally grateful for what the Augustine Institute has done for my soul, my family and my apostolate. If you feel called to further your education and theological studies, I cannot recommend anything better than the Augustine Institute.
...service to the new evangelization, helping equip my students to engage post-modernity and propose the timeless teachings of Christ in a timely way for our age.”
the education and human formation we received as students at the Augustine Institute. From the outstanding professors to the rich curriculum, everything lends itself to the development of the intellect and the zeal to bring Jesus Christ to the world. I would highly recommend the Augustine Institute to anyone looking to achieve excellence in knowledge, wisdom and virtue.”
...pressing tasks we now face, and no one in this country does it with more energy, depth, and skill than the Augustine Institute.”