"Every Christian has renounced the world and its pomps at baptism. The vow does not oblige you to live like a hermit, but it certainly obliges you to something. It is not an empty promise."--St. Claude de la Colombière
Many sincere Catholics want to grow in holiness but have not received the formation necessary to advance in faith. Many simply do not know where to start. The Catholic Studies Institute essentially takes up where a good or a bad RCIA program leaves off, and aims to build upon the basics, or counter the inaccuracies, in lay formation so that one may enjoy a deeper relationship with God.
As Catholics, we are called to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The call to understand our faith and to seek holiness is particularly urgent today, considering how constant and subversive are the assaults from the world, the flesh and the devil. But, good intentions are not enough. Commitment to a regular program of spiritual formation is imperative to ensure that we can achieve the fulfillment of all our desires--union with Christ. That is the reason for the establishment of the Catholic Studies Institute program of adult spiritual formation.
The Institute offers regular classes in a variety of subjects that are designed to help with adult spiritual formation. Examples of subjects and /or classes that are offered include: