Spiritual Inspiration

for men thinking about the priesthood

We are here to help you deepen your relationship with Christ.

Holy Eucharist
  • Is Priesthood for Me?

    Do you feel anxious, fearful, or unworthy about discerning the priesthood?

    These feelings are normal for anyone encountering Jesus, including those discerning a call to the priesthood.

    We can help you.

  • I “Know I” Want to Be a Priest

    Jesus has invited you into an interior journey of the heart and to discern with the mind of the Church. What does that mean?

    We can help you.

Acolytes Acolytes
About the High Calling Program

A faculty consisting of noted priests, ecclesial leaders, and theologians offer up to 13 three-week modules.

Each module is designed to guide applicants through their process of discernment addressing common questions and concerns.


What are they saying in the vineyard?

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Avila Institute

About the Avila Institute

Under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the mission of the Avila Institute is to draw Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ through mystagogically oriented spiritual education and formation.

The mission […] is to draw Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ.

The Avila Institute was founded to restore the rich spiritual inheritance of the Church’s mystical tradition using modern means and to participate in the renewal of the Church by encouraging a fresh approach to timeless wisdom.

The Institute is committed to providing spiritual formation for priests, religious and lay faithful who desire to serve the Church and deepen their relationship with Christ.