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  • The True Meaning of Christmas with Dr. Michael Barber

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    Do you love Christmas traditions but don’t know where they come from? Tune in for Dr. Michael Patrick Barber’s Advent reflections called “The True Meaning of Christmas” and learn the meaning behind your favorite Christmas pastimes. To go deeper, be sure to get his accompanying book,"The True Mean...

  • 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 Hol...

  • The 12 Days of Christmas

    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...

  • Sacred Art: Christmas

    Join Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp as they look at the painting Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord. This famous painting reveals the Christ Child as the light that has come into the world and also depicts the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, and th...

  • 18 - Verbum Caro (Anthology)

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  • The Search // Episode 5 // Who is Jesus?

    The most beautiful part of this story is this we can know God's love, personally. This is the person of Jesus. But how did this seemingly insignificant carpenter born into poverty in a dusty corner of the Roman Empire become the most pivotal figure in all of history? Christianity isn’t simply a p...

  • Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew 1:1-25

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber as they begin studying the Gospel of Matthew by introducing St. Matthew and looking at chapter 1 of this incredible gospel.

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  • Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew 2:1-23

    This week Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber continue their study of the Gospel of Matthew by diving into chapter 2.

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  • God is Love (Deus Caritas Est) by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Everyone needs love. Everyone desires love. But not everyone understands love. In fact, love is probably the most misunderstood subject in history.
    In his first encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI helps to clarify the meaning of love. He examines the nature of various kinds of love. Human love and div...

  • Hildegard's Gift by Megan Hoyt

    Hildegard's Gift was not wrapped in shimmering paper and tied with gold ribbons. It was not a special package left under a beautiful, fragrant Christmas tree by old St. Nicholas. Hildegard's Gift was much more special than that. It took a lifetime for Hildegard to understand her gift completely, ...

  • The Litany of the Infant Jesus

    Merry Christmas! On this special day when we celebrate our Savior entering into the world, we would like to pray the Litany to the Infant Jesus with you and reflect on the mystery of God becoming a child for our salvation.

  • O Holy Night, The King is Born: What Christmas Is About

    Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas with Brother Francis in this heartwarming presentation of the birth of God's Son! Witness the moving submission of Mary, Joseph, and others as they make way for our Savior.

    This episode contains:

    "The Christmas Story"—an animated presentation of the...

  • The Holy Family

    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...

  • The School of Nazareth: A Spiritual Journey with St. Joseph by Mark Hartfiel

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    "The Holy Family is the beginning of countless other holy families." —Pope John Paul II.

    There is a beautiful tradition in the Church that St. Joseph lived on the Earth with Jesus and Mary for thirty years. Thirty years to adore the face of Our Lord and Savior, thirty years to contemplate the ...

  • The Holy Innocents

    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...

  • Is Mary the Mother of God?

    Some people say Mary is only the mother of Jesus' humanity and because of this she isn't the mother of God. Is this true? In this Ready Reasons video, Trent explains how Mary can truly be called the mother of God.

  • Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God—January 1, 2020

    Today is a beautiful and important feast in the life of the Church. Our focus today isn't on starting the new year—although that is certainly reason for celebration, and what better way is there to start out the new year than by going to Mass? Our focus today is on Mary and her motherhood. There ...

  • Who Are the Magi?

    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...

  • The Baptism of the Lord

    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...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: The Baptism of Jesus (Part 1 of 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Taylor Kemp and Dr. Michael Barber as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them. This episode on the Baptism of the Lor...

  • Were the Magi at Jesus' Birth?

    Luke and Matthew's gospels seem to contradict each other on whether or not the magi came to Jesus' birth. Trent Horn breaks down the story of the magi and explains why this isn't a reason to discredit the gospels.

  • God Comes to Meet Us

    Many people today believe in God, but they see God as a very distant and non-personal God who created and put the universe in motion, but then has little care or concern about his creation or us as human beings. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Not only did God create us in his image and li...

  • God: What Every Catholic Should Know by Elizabeth Klein

    Who is God? If we want to love God and make him the center of our lives, we would do well to settle this question at least in some small way. This book serves as a starting point for understanding what Christians mean when they say "God," and to whom they are referring when they use this name. Pa...

  • Cradle of Redeeming Love: The Theology of the Christmas Mystery by John Saward

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    Following up on his acclaimed Redeemer in the Womb, John Saward returns to the mystery of Christ's Incarnation. He draws upon the rich traditions of the Church, as well as the writings of the great Christian mystics, to create a work that is both new and old, revolutionary and orthodox. This prof...