A SAINT JOHN INSTITUTE FORMATION WILL GIVE ITS GRADUATES

FIVE KEYS

FOR A LIFETIME OF FRUITFUL MISSION

 

We strive to form men and women of authenticity, leaders who can:

  1. Balance work and prayer
  2. Share community with others and be able to form community wherever they go
  3. Embody an indomitable hope flowing from faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  4. Possess a compassionate heart, responsive to the sufferings and needs of others
  5. Have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ

*Inspired by Evangelii Nuntiandi and Evangelii Gaudium

 

 


 

 

THE SJI WAY

There are three primary components to the program:

  1. Monastic Foundation
  2. Education
  3. Culture and Community

 

MONASTIC FORMATION

PRAYER AND LITURGY

The uniting force of our formation flows from the students participation in the Catholic liturgy.

  • Ability to draw life from Daily Mass, Holy Hour and Liturgy of the Hours chanted with the Brothers
  • Awareness of the importance and power of liturgy for evangelization
  • Ability to utilize and adapt the Church’s contemplative tradition to the demands of modern living

 

FORMATIONAL STRUCTURE

Participation in the spiritual life of the Congregation of St. John

  • Following the daily prayer schedule of the Brothers’ Priory
  • Sharing in a weekly meal with the Brothers and occasional festivities
  • Tutoring, outings, shared apostolates with the Brothers
  • Philosophy and Theology classes taught by the Brothers

 

COMMUNAL LIVING

Year 1

  • Men’s and Women’s households of up to six
  • Shared meals, chores, and prayer

 

Year 2

  • Apartments of two or three
  • Greater autonomy and life-skills training

 

 


 

 

EDUCATION

Our formation will intellectually equip our students for their mission:

  • MBA degree through Walsh University with supporting coursework in nonprofit management and entrepreneurship
  • Philosophy and Theology with Brothers of St. John
  • Leadership and life skills for independent living and social skills for building community
  • Practical experience through internships

 

CLASSES, SEMINARS & INTERNSHIPS

In addition to the online MBA courses and additional formation with the Brothers of St. John, students will formed through:

  • Occasional business intensives with leading professionals
  • Internship opportunities in leadership, marketing, finance, fundraising, and pedagogy with Eagle Eye Ministries
  • Annual silent retreat
  • Encounters with local artists and culture
  • First Year Orientation: three-week backpacking expedition in the Rocky Mountains

 

 


 

 

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

Our formation will encompass an appreciation for the fine arts and aim at forming the bases for understanding the value and significance of the arts in forming and transmitting authentic human culture.

  • Sharing and interacting with local artists
  • Appreciation of artistic pieces
  • Occasional weekend cultural excursions