Application Process for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Step 1: Mail Application
Early Application Deadline is The Feast of Saint Bede the Venerable, May 25th, 2017
Late Application Deadline is The Feast of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, August 1st, 2017 ($35 Application Fee after May 25th, 2017)

Step 2: Await Decision from the Institute
Step 3: If Accepted, you will be notified via email (If not accepted, you will be notified via email)
Step 4: Sign the Enrollment Contract
Deadline is The Feast of Saint Augustine, August 28th, 2017
Step 5: Receive Books and order supplies
Step 6: Begin Classes on September 5th, 2017

Breakdown of course Methodology

Students of the Institute will engage in a five track study over the course of two or four years of study that will equip them with the tools to present the faith in the home, within a vocation, or in the secular workplace.  Below is a description of the intentions for each of the tracks of study at the Institute of the Holy Doctors:

Writings of The Doctors

This is a study of the Primary Care Physicians of the Church who will help us in our recovery and point us to the light of Christ.  By reading important exerpts from all Thirty-Six Doctors the students will develop an affection and devotion to Doctors while they partake of the greatest commentary in history on how to become a Saint.  The goal of this study would be that each student would find one or several Doctors to be a great source of inspiration to aid them in their journey to heaven.

Ecclesiology & Magisterial Documents

This is a study that aids a student in coming to know the mind and heart of our Mother: The Holy Catholic Church.  Each paragraph of the Catechism will be studied along with all of the sourced texts utilized in the Catechism.  Supplementary materials from Catholic Theologians and Philosophers will also be used to aid the student’s understanding of what our Mother is truly teaching us.

History & Science

This study will allow the student to come to an understanding of the problem of the human race.  History is a human record of misery without God and through the study of history and the history of science the student can begin to see man’s advances in trying understand his reason for existence and what might be beyond this life here on earth.  This study begins in 800 B.C and continues to the modern day by end of the 4th Year.

Literature & The Arts

Along with the need to study history and the advances in science is the need to study man’s reaction to his own weakness.  Works of Literature and Art are man’s public acknowledgement of his incapability to solve the problem of sin.  This realization makes its way into the world in the form of artistic expression in which man attempts to fill the void created by sin by revealing the dignity for which he is created: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.  Students will study great poetry, prose, and art from 800 B.C. to the Present Day.

Theology & Philosophy

The Incarnation is the solution to the problem of man and in this study, students will spend the first two years reading through Sacred Scripture in its entirety two times along with commentaries on Sacred Scripture from the Fathers of the Church.  The final two years will emphasize an historical study of Philosophy particularly focusing on how to present the faithful reason we have as Christians to a lost and hurting world.  This study will allow the student to come to understand the beauty of God’s solution: Namely, Salvation, God’s plan of redemption and how to fulfill his mandate: The Great Commission. 


​The Faith & Reason track helps the student to take all that they have learned about “thinking with the mind of the Church” and cultivating the “Good, the Beautiful, and the True” and communicate those truths to the world around them.  The students who Encountered Christ the Lord now bring that encounter to the hurting world around them through the medium of literature, economics, suffering, and life ethics.

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