"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples."
—Blessed John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio
The Augustine Institute serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Through our academic and parish programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.
At the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver, Blessed John Paul II called Catholics to a New Evangelization, to renew our commitment to Christ, so that we might live our faith fearlessly and proclaim it to all people. He chose this location in Denver, Colorado to instill confidence among Catholics worldwide that modern society, with all its sophistication and technical know-how, still hungers for Christ!
As a response to this call, Catholic scholars in 2005 established in Denver a graduate school dedicated to transforming Catholic education for the New Evangelization. Since then, the Augustine Institute has become the fastest growing Catholic graduate school in the United States, training our students to proclaim the Gospel with "new ardor, method and expression", as Blessed John Paul II insisted.
What began as a graduate school has quickly expanded into a multi-faceted Institute providing strategic disciple-based parish programming and leadership formation to dioceses and parishes across America.
Forming Leaders for The New Evangelization
We believe the New Evangelization requires more than Catholic orthodoxy. It also requires an ability to reach across the cultural threshold as witnesses capable of bringing the Gospel alive in a post-Christian culture.
A Faculty with Theological Expertise & Pastoral Experience
The Augustine Institute recognizes that evangelization is as much a skilled practice as it is a mission. Our faculty is unique in its blend of advanced theological degrees and pastoral experience on the front lines of the New Evangelization.
Well-formed disciples make Catholicism contagious. Leaders for the New Evangelization must be personally discipled by those who are passionate for Christ and are exemplary teachers with hands-on pastoral experience. We equip lay leaders with the training and parish programming they need to bring the faith alive.
State of the Art Methods and Technology
We aspire to be vanguards of the New Evangelization. We use modern media and technology to impart ancient wisdom. Our facility, located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, features state-of-the-art video production, online delivery methodologies, and a professional production team who bring to our initiatives a wealth of media industry experience to reconnect Catholics to their faith.