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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6

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Are you tired of New Age-infested retreat centers, watered down Catholicism, and programs offering Eastern meditation techniques instead of authentic Christian contemplation. So are we! That’s why we created the Catholic Life Institute, a lay-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing the kind of solid Catholic teaching we’re hungering for and can’t seem to find anymore.

Founded five years ago by Discalced Secular Carmelites and specializing in the Catholic mystical tradition, we provide on-demand virtual courses and conferences, Bed & Breakfast retreats, a book store packed with Catholic classics, and information on the latest New Age and occult dangers that are infiltrating our culture.

Unlike other on-line teaching tools with pre-recorded offerings, our classes and conferences are small and personal and give students ample time to interact with both the instructor and other students. For example, parish organizations such as Mothers’ Groups, Teen Ministry, Mens’ Club, or even just a group of good friends, can sign up and take the course or conference together. People who have taken these courses come away very bonded with the new friends they’ve made during the studies.

Individuals can have the same experience by signing up for our general admission courses and conferences which take place at various times during the year. Or, if they’d prefer to study alone, the workbooks for each course which are designed for self- as well as group study.

All of our courses, books, retreats, and seminars are faithful to the Magisterium and completely free of New Age components.

On-Demand Virtual Courses

All virtual courses are available on-demand to privately scheduled groups of 5 or more people via Zoom video conferencing or Skype.

Attendees will be expected to complete weekly homework assignments. In addition to giving a 20-30 minute lecture, the instructor will also review the week’s reading and be available to answer questions about the material.

We also offer these courses for individuals at various times during the year, and the workbooks used in our classes are designed for self- as well as group study. Please be sure to check our Upcoming Events page and join our email list for information on the date/time of upcoming courses.

Catholic Life Institute courses are suitable for ages 13+.

Check our schedule for upcoming classes and/or contact us for more information on scheduling a course for your group.

Our virtual courses are available on-demand to privately scheduled groups of 5 or more people via Zoom video conferencing or Skype.

Attendees will be expected to complete weekly homework assignments. In addition to giving a 20-30 minute lecture, the instructor will also review the week’s reading and be available to answer questions about the material.

We also offer these courses for individuals at various times during the year, and the workbooks used in our classes are designed for self- as well as group study. Please be sure to check our Upcoming Events page and join our email list for information on the date/time of upcoming courses.

Catholic Life Institute courses are suitable for ages 13+.

Check our schedule for upcoming classes and/or contact us for more information on scheduling a course for your group.

On-Demand Conferences

Our one-hour conferences are available on-demand to privately scheduled groups of 5 or more people and can be taken via Zoom video conferencing. If a group wants to meet together in a parish hall or home, Skype is also an available option.

We also offer these conferences for general admission at various times during the year. Please be sure to join our email list for information on the date/time of upcoming events.

Bed & Breakfast Retreats

All Bed & Breakfast retreats can be scheduled by parishes or individual groups at the retreat center of their choice. These short retreats are perfect for busy people who don’t have time to put aside a whole weekend for a retreat but are still hungry for spiritual growth.

Suggested B&B Format: Begin with registration/check in at 5:00 p.m. and the first conference at 7:00 p.m. The second conference follows breakfast the following morning at @9:30 a.m. with the retreat concluding by 11:00 a.m.

Retreats for parishes or individual groups in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are held at Fatima House in Bedminster (limit 12 beds).

For more information on booking a retreat, or to get on the mailing list for retreats at Fatima House, email [email protected].

The following retreats are available year-round.

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    PO Box 1173, Pottstown, PA 19464

    [email protected]

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    PO Box 1173, Pottstown, PA 19464

    [email protected]

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