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Seminaries of St. Paul, MN
The Catechetical Institute, or CI, is an ongoing formation resource from The Seminaries of Saint Paul for Catholic adults who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation. The CI has graduated over 1000 students in the past several years. Jeff Cavins is the director emeritus and also an instructor.


The foundational course at the CI is Pillars: A Journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In essence, the Catechism is seen as the road map for the journey in faith, with each module of the four-module program focusing on one of the four pillars of the Catechism:

  • Creed: The Story in Miniature
  • Sacraments: The Blessing Revealed and Communicated
  • The Moral Life: Fulfillment in Beatitude
  • Prayer: The Blessing Given and Received

Applications are available in the spring for each fall registration. For further information on how to register and a full explanation of this great opportunity

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