The mission of the Augustine Institute is to provide graduate students with a coherent and unified instruction in Scripture, Catholic doctrine and history, as well as the pedagogical and leadership skills to impart the same to others. Under the patronage of St. Augustine of Hippo and in imitation of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron of teachers and the common doctor, the instructors and students of the Institute endeavor to place themselves under God's grace for the purpose of being formed in memory, intellect and will, into effective instruments for the renewal of Catholic culture by a union of faith and life in the New Evangelization. The whole of this task is undertaken in a spirit of filial obedience to the pastors of the Church and in full submission to the Magisterium. The Augustine Institute will be launching a video distance education program which will help make our unique formation available to the many religious, lay people, catechists and educators around the country who have expressed interest in our Master's program, but are not able to move to Denver full-time. Our new program will make it possible to complete your Master's degree from your own location, at your own pace and on your own time. You will also be able to combine regular fall and spring distance education courses with intensive summer classes and complete your Master's in as little as 2 years. While we are working towards having all our videos and course information available through the internet, this fall our state-of-the-art DVD's and course information will all be mailed to you via postal mail at the beginning of the semester.