Paul VI Pontifical Institute


 Christ Alive Series listed below and on our Current Schedule!
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Registration is closed for Fall 2014, please check back for next semester.




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Fr. Robert Spitzer Webinars: Teaching Science and Faith

For those who are interested in attending the FREE Webinar presentations on Faith and Science with Fr. Robert Spitzer, you can now register for the first webinar (Tuesday October 28, 3:30 – 5 pm).  The URL is:

  - Spitzer Webinar Info.pdf

"Lord, teach us to pray!" (Lk 11:1)

Discipulus Young Adult Institute

Discipulus is the brand new faith formation program for young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  St. Louis Young Adults is collaborating with the Paul VI Institute to bring you these short and information filled classes.

Introduction to Prayer w/ Fr. Fadi Auro

Want to improve your prayer life but you don't know where to start? This is the class for you!

Mondays, October 13th - November 17th.  

Cardinal Rigali Center.

7:00 pm -8:30 pm.

Fr. Auro is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He has been ordained and serving at Ascension Parish in Chesterfield since 2012.

Course Description: This six-week course is will dive into the rich tradition of prayer in the Catholic church.  From Lectio Divina to Mental Prayer to Ignatian Meditation, Fr. Fadi Auro will guide students through the history of these prayers and how to incorporate them into your daily life.

Cost $25

To register, go to:

Seminary Experts to Deliver Talks

Christ Alive Speaker Series

 Lectures are open to the public. (Free will offerings will be accepted!)

To register contact Jane Guenther at or call 314-792-7734.


Unbound: 5 Keys to Freedom in Christ. 

Mr. Neal Lozano

     Saturday,November 8


     Cardinal Rigali Center

Many believers struggle with the same sin areas time after time. Yet victory can be as simple as tapping into the potent power of the gospel. By focusing on Jesus and his work, rather than on the intimidating aspects of evil
spirits, Lozano shows how to do just this. He also shows how to find and close any doors we may have opened to evil influence and, consequently, Satan's strategies.  He provides an understanding of the relationship between deliverance prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in helping people to reclaim the freedom that they have in Jesus Christ.


Forgiveness, Inner Healing and Mental Health: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings. 

Dr. Peter Martin

     Saturday, January 24


     Cardinal Rigali Center

Interpersonal wounds and trauma can potentially plague an individual for life.  Research has shown that forgiveness can be a significant aid to working through these past wounds
and resentments.  This presentation focuses on early interpersonal attachment experiences as foundational for learning how to give and receive love and on forgiveness as one of the greatest gifts of love one can offer. The choice to forgive can paradoxically confer the forgiver deep inner healing in return.  The presentation will also clarify common misconceptions about forgiveness and provide a 4-phase model to help authentically forgive the perpetrator of the injustice so that Christ may reign more fully in one’s life.


Affectivity and Effectivity: Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Understanding of How to Order Human Emotions in Faith. 

Ms. Suzanne Baars

     Saturday, April 11


     Cardinal Rigali Center

This series of three talks by Catholic psychotherapist Suzanne Baars will focus on the importance of developing the full capacity of the emotional life for a life of both holiness
and happiness.  While the secular world extols the benefits of indulging all feelings, some Christians take the opposite track – which excludes the emotions from a life given to God.  Ms. Baars will explain how St. Thomas Aquinas saw the passions as gifts given to us by God which, when cultivated rightly, may actually be instrumental in strengthening a virtuous life. These talks will appeal to individuals, couples and families, as well as to clergy and religious, in their emphasis on the role of the heart in becoming a joyful Christian.

Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal Center.

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