Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

An online institute that draws Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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P.O. Box 803  (corporate address; no physical campus)
Helena, AL 35080
(833) 772-8452

Enrollment: 450

Avila Institute Website

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • (N/A) Mandatum Required (in-progress) *
  • Theologians’ Oath

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession (N/A) *
  • Speakers Vetted (N/A) *
  • Unobjectionable Clubs (N/A) *
  • No Coed Dorms (N/A) *
  • Health Services Okay (N/A) *

School’s Comments:

Institution: The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation is a live, online, interactive program that draws Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ through mystagogically oriented spiritual education and formation focused on the faithful, mystical and ascetical patrimony of the Catholic Church. Our programs are geared toward all adults, with students ranging in age from 18 to 84. The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation offers three programs: A graduate-level program for those looking to develop the skills needed to weave their faith into their occupations; the School of Spiritual Formation for people looking to deepen their own spirituality and incorporate their beliefs and Catholic Tradition into their personal lives, helping to clear their path to heaven; and a Spiritual Direction program which is for Catholics who are called be a spiritual director or mentor.

Campus Culture: Avila Institute has no physical campus. It is an online institute.

The Collegium

The Collegium is an independent institution of higher learning that pledges full fidelity to the unchanging Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Faculty and staff are practicing Catholics who are fully supportive of the Collegium’s mission and have signed the Oath Against Modernism.

Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit seeks to educate and to form students who, as leaders in professional and civic life, will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In service of this goal, Holy Spirit endeavors to create an environment in which integrated learning is a shared responsibility. Shared responsibility for the life and governance of the College should lead all its members to make the best of their own talents, to work together, to be sensitive to one another, to serve others, and to seek justice within and beyond the Holy Spirit community.