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What is Spiritual Theology?
What is Spiritual Theology?
Spiritual Theology defines the nature of the supernatural life, formulates directives for its development, and explains the process by which souls advance from the beginning of the spiritual life to its full perfection.
What is Spiritual Theology?
I Want to See God...
Are you looking to deepen your faith and relationship with God? The Avila Institute exists to help you do just that.
Personal Enrichment
What is Spiritual Theology?
Show Me the Way…
Deepen your roots in spirituality in order to better enable your service to others through your profession.
Continuing Education
What is Spiritual Theology?
Feed My Sheep...
Graduate Studies
Develop the knowledge and skills you require as a priest or religious, spiritual director or mentor, as you reach out to those who need direction.
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School of Spiritual Formation
Designed for those looking to build on the basics.
Lord, teach us to pray...

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School of Spiritual Formation Courses

Courses offered through the School of Spiritual Formation prepare you for a deeper relationship with our Lord ….

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Program Comparison

If you are uncertain of which program you should attend, please click here to compare ….

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Graduate Program Courses

All Graduate Level Courses can be taken at the Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment levels ….

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Catholic Spiritual Direction Blog View All

The Central Prayers of the Mass: The Anaphora

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The Central Prayers of the Mass: We can pray the Mass better if we better understand its central prayers....

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Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Virtue

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The Sinner’s Guide (Week 16 of 16) If the faithful all practiced the same virtues, how could they be...

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Spiritual Director or Shrink? How Does One Discern? (Part I of II)

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Dear Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters,

 I have long been dealing with a deep sadness and lack of joy in life....

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Help Us Provide Formation to the Faithful Poor

Can you aid the faithful poor and those without discretionary funds in their
effort to better know, love, and serve Christ?
Can you help us provide this invaluable formation to
priests, deacons, and religious?

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