Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast 2018

Support Scholarships at the Augustine Institute’s Annual Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast

mardi-grasThe Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast is an annual tradition of the Augustine Institute community. Celebrate and prepare for Lent with friends!

Sponsor a table and support these scholarships at the Augustine Institute:

The St. Nicholas Fund supports students who encounter financial difficulty after completing more than half their coursework.

The Mother Teresa Fund supports students who are actively engaged in front-line evangelization in urban environments, reservations, and mission territory.

The Blessed John Henry Newman Scholarship is a half-tuition merit-based scholarship.

The Saint Francis Xavier Scholarship supports former FOCUS missionaries who are completing their Augustine Institute degrees.

The Saint John Paul II Scholarship is awarded to a select number of promising young leaders in the Church each year for full-time on campus study at the Augustine Institute.

The event committee has determined that the value of each seat is $30. Your donation is the portion of your sponsorship that exceeds $30/seat. Each table seats ten. 

Questions? Email or call 303-468-2934.

Event Date

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Event Location

Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

200 Inverness Dr WEnglewood

A block of rooms has been reserved for guests who would like to stay the night before. The hotel phone is (303) 799-5800.

Event Details

6:30am Rosary

7:00am Mass

7:30am Breakfast

8am Keynote Address by Joseph Pearce

Tickets and Tables

If purchasing a table, we do not need all your guest names now, but we ask that you send them to us by Feb 5.

About the Speaker

Joseph Pearce

A native of England, Joseph Pearce is senior editor at the Augustine Institute; the editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture; series editor of the Ignatius Critical Edition; and executive director of Catholic Courses.

Joseph has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien, Francis Thompson and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Hear from a Recipient

maza_anthony-150wJohn Paul II Scholar

If it were not for the John Paul II Scholarship, I would not be at the Augustine Institute, and my life would be radically different. Before coming here, my faith was present, but dry and intellectual. Thanks to this scholarship, I am now burning with a love for Jesus Christ and have learned how to effectively win souls for Him. After I graduate this May I hope to evangelize by teaching adult faith formation in a parish.