The Augustine Institute Short Courses bring you the engaging instruction that has been enjoyed by over a thousand students since 2005, but at a fraction of the cost and time of a full graduate course. Each Short Course includes three to four hours of high-quality video instruction together with reading assignments that are modest in length but generous in depth and beauty.

What's Included

  • Interactive lessons, featuring guided presentations and videos
  • A top Catholic professor and theologian as your instructor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Course Overview

    • About the Instructor

    • Supplementary Material

    • Course Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: What is Mystagogy? (Part 1)

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: What is Mystagogy? (Part 2)

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: Types of the Mass from the Early World

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: Melchizedek & Isaac

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: Passover Lamb & Manna

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: Sinai Covenant & Temple Sacrifices

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Session 7: Prophets & Wisdom

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Session 8: Christ & the New Testament Fulfillments of the Mass

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

Instructor

Professor of Theology and Catechetics

Sean Innerst

Sean Innerst is a Professor of Theology and Catechetics at the Augustine Institute and has been teaching theology, evangelization, and catechesis to seminarians; college students; Christ in the City Missionaries; FOCUS missionaries; graduate students; DREs and DEs; deacon candidates; and catechists and regular folks in many parishes and dioceses for over twenty-five years. He helped found two important Catholic institutions in Denver: St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, as founding provost, and the Augustine Institute, as its founding academic dean. He has given hundreds of presentations, written many articles, and contributed to a number of books, primarily on the topics of evangelization, catechetical content and methodology, matrimony, and St. Augustine.

FAQ

  • Is the course tuition refundable?

    We're certain you'll be inspired and edified by this course. However, if you're not satisfied with the quality of course content, please contact customer service.

  • What are the technical requirements?

    The course will run on any device and any web browser. We do not support Roku or Apple TV.

  • Can I learn at my own pace?

    All aspects of the course are self-running so you can learn any time, any place.

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Through this course, you will come to understand more about the Eucharist and its Biblical roots.