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Mary's Labor: What Does Catholic Tradition Have to Say?
Catholics and Protestants believe different things about Mary's labor. These differences can lead to varying presentations of the birth of Jesus in popular movies and shows. Join Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber as they explain the Catholic Church's understanding of Mary's labor and t...
How You Can Adopt Mary's Life-Changing Advent Spirit
Are you looking for ways to grow during the Advent season? Author and convert Haley Stewart outlines how to follow Our Lady’s footsteps during Advent and beyond, using insightful reflections from Caryll Houselander’s “The Reed of God.” Tune in to Haley’s beautiful talk and ponder how to become a ...
Lectio: Prayer: Episode 1: Prayer: An Intimate Dialogue
Prayer is one of the most basic elements of a life of faith, but it isn't always easy to do. Though we're taught that prayer is a "conversation," we often feel as if the conversation is completely one-sided. In this first session, Dr. Gray shows how the solution to the problem of prayer can be fo...
Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage
On behalf of the Augustine Institute, we are offering Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage to everyone this Advent and Christmas Season. In light of the separation we face as communities, this special documentary allows Catholics all around the world to unite and make a spiritual pilgrimage to the Ho...
Second Week of Advent | Behold with Sr. Miriam James
Let the Holy Family be your light through Advent as you receive the healing power of Christ.
In this beautiful guided video series, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT—author of the bestselling book Restore and co-host of the Abiding Together Podcast — walks with you as you explore familial wounds w...
Why Almsgiving by Dr. Michael Barber
Advent, the season in which we prepare for Christmas, is a penitential season. One of the key acts of penance that the Church recommends is almsgiving. But why? Citing the Old and New Testaments, the Catechism, and his own engaging personal stories, professor and author Dr. Michael Barber explain...
Expectant Mother Mary
We are excited to announce our series of FORMED Now! Christmas and New Year special episodes. In these episodes, professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School will lead us in reflections throughout the season from December 22nd through January 11th.
FORMED Now! will return to its re...
Week Two | Adore: Advent with Fr. John Burns
Join Fr. John Burns as he journeys deeper into the theme for week two: preparation.
Tell Me About Your Advent Traditions: Wreaths and Prayer
Professors of the Augustine Institute share some Advent traditions they have in the home to help us all live liturgically this Advent!
The First Noel
Recorded live at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a group of incredibly talented seminarians performed their rendition of the traditional classical English Christmas carol, “The First Noel”. Gather your friends & family, hot chocolate, and sing along!
Episode 4: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Episode 5: St. Nicholas
Who is St. Nicholas and what does he have to do with Santa? Find out in this episode with Dr. Michael Barber.
Watch all of The True Meaning of Christmas video series with Dr. Michael Barber.
To go deeper, be sure to get his accompanying book,"The True Meaning of Christmas", available on Catholi...
Episode 6: The Shepherds in the Field