The origins of the Saint John Institute date back to 2003 when Eagle Eye Ministries held its first retreat. Today, SJI is a thriving leadership institute providing much desired instruction to families, businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs. In so many ways we live in a broken world and we need to raise up leaders who can rise to the challenge to bring virtue and hope to those who want to live an excellent, deep and meaningful life. Through Eagle Eye Ministries, we Inspire. Through the Saint John Leadership Institute, we Equip. Through the Saint John Leadership Network, we Engage.

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The Saint John Leadership Network is a nationwide ministry which evangelizes to adults who wish to lead as Catholics across the life spectrum spanning business to family ministry.

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Eagle Eye Ministries exists to form, inspire, and encourage young adults to become virtuous leaders and saints through offering challenging, deep, and life-changing experiences.

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The Saint John Leadership Institute is the Center for Formation of the Intellect for Catholic Leaders in Englewood, CO and hosts retreats, workshops, and speaker series in our multifunctional classroom.

Personal News from Father Nathan!

Dear Saint John Institute and Eagle Eye Community,


As you know, I have had the honor of serving for many years as a priest in the Congregation of St. John.  My time with the Congregation has been a blessing.  Beginning in the next few weeks, however, I will be entering a 5-year period (called exclaustration) during which I will discern a call to become a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver.  This will not interfere with my current work as the president of the Saint John Institute, because the Archbishop has granted me permission to make the Saint John Institute my primary mission as a priest in the Archdiocese.  And so, I will continue to travel and be as engaged as ever in our great work of evangelization at SJI.  I believe God is calling me to this transition and that this new step will help the Saint John Institute continue to expand into a thriving platform for other teachers, evangelists, and presenters eager to spread the message of the Gospel.


The transition, which is taking place this January, will have no effect on the mission, the staff composition, or the financial status of the Saint John Institute as an independent non-profit, but you will see me wearing a Roman collar in the near future.  Please follow this link to our FAQs for more information.


I look forward leading the Saint John Institute into a bright future in the service of God’s kingdom.  I wish all my Brothers and Sisters in the Congregation of St. John all the best as they continue to serve the Lord.  I humbly ask for your prayers and I am excited, peaceful, and grateful to take this next step forward with you all.  Please see below for our 2024 list of events!


Christo Servire,

Father Nathan

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Father Nathan has delivered over 200 episodes of the Dare Great Things for Christ™ podcast. During the COVID19 crisis, he realized that there was an urgent need to hear words of hope and truth through a digital presence, and the idea of the Dare Great Things™ content site was born in order to face the growing darkness. Fully launching in 2023, Dare Great Things™ will offer a wealth of free content, but will also go deeper and offer courses to inspire you and hold you accountable for becoming a saint.

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The gift catalog features a wide variety of items essential to running our programs, from water bottles to camping permits, and lodging to flights. Browse through the catalog, pick an item and click the yellow buttons to make a tax-deductible gift! If an item is already fully funded, your gift will go to where it’s needed most. Thank you for your support.
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It’s not easy to live in a world where fear is motivating people to stay back and not lead. We were not meant to live this way. The Saint John Leadership Network (SJLN) is a community of leaders who dare to say no to fear–in their families, their businesses and in their communities. We are people who say yes to success and dare to lead our people there no matter what. Through spiritual coaching, master classes, retreats and more, you will experience the joy of living life as a virtuous leader equipped to help those who depend upon you to navigate the ever-changing waters we face today.

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Lead Your Family

With so many external influences shaping our world view, leaders are desperately needed in the family today. If you want to be a better leader in your family, start today by joining the Leadership Network and develop your Family Mission. Attend a Date Night or a retreat with Father Nathan and learn how to become a better family leader.

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Lead Your Profession

Whether you are a business owner, team leader or individual professional, you know it is hard to integrate your faith with your career at times. Join the Leadership Network and find other Catholic professionals who share your passion and can help you succeed. Encompassing the whole spectrum of professional life and living in nearly every part of the country, our members share resources, prayer and mutual support.

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Find SJI Near You

SJLN offers many opportunities to meet other leaders throughout the country at our retreats, master classes, speaking engagements and weekly Thursday morning Leadership Live calls. Join our network and meet other Catholic leaders who are integrating faith into their daily professional and family lives.

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Young Catholics thirst for a deep encounter with Jesus Christ and authentic friendship. Eagle Eye ministries was born from a need to answer that cry of young adults for deep and meaningful formation. Since 2003 we have responded by providing retreats and expeditions in 8 states and an engaging media outreach. Under the formation of the Brothers of the Community of Saint John, Eagle Eye has encouraged over 50 vocations to religious life and a steady stream of young faithful families.

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Find God and challenge yourself in rugged experiences in beautiful wilderness

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Accessible, deep encounters with the beauty and truth of the faith

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Transform your life by the renewal of your mind in these 8-day intensive spiritual seminars

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It is hard to launch a vision in a weary and negative world. Innovation needs support, encouragement and resources in order to blossom. The Saint John Leadership Institute (SJLI) provides tomorrow’s leaders with a joyful Gospel-infused and rich environment to give the very best of themselves to a world calling out for fresh ideas. Participants (missionaries) receive coaching and the time needed to discern their path forward or launch their business endeavor while receiving in depth spiritual and leadership formation in a community of their peers.

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Are you burning with desire to launch a new ministry or product? Come to the Saint John Leadership institute and pursue your dream with the formation of the Brothers of Saint John and the Network of Mentors and business leaders who will help launch your vision.

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Residential Missionary Life

Are you looking for the time to discern your path forward or the structure to help you pursue your innovation in an environment that will form you as a virtuous leader? The Saint John Institute has a program for you.

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Rise Above: What’s Holding You Back?

Do you think the Saint John Institute is right for you? Come spend a week in retreat with us in beautiful Englewood, Colorado and experience the community where young adults can begin the journey to discern their path forward. For more information email: [email protected].

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Come on This Year's Pilgrimage

Barcelona – Manresa – Montserrat – Zaragoza – Madrid – Toledo – Astorga – O’ Cebreiro – Santiago de Compostela

Begin in the vibrant city of Barcelona to start your 10 day tour of the Shrines of Spain. On this Pilgrimage, you will visit Montserrat, Manresa, Zaragoza, Toledo, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and more, encountering God all along the way. In Barcelona, visit Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece, the stunning Sagrada Familia Basilica. See the Holy Cave where St. Ignatius lived in Manresa, view the miraculous Black Madonna in Montserrat, and see the site where our lady appeared to St. James in Zaragoza. Continue to explore the marvelous city of Madrid, and conclude your tour with a spiritual visit to Santiago de Compostela.

  • Where Are We Going?

    We will fly to Barcelona for an overnight and visit to Sagrada Familia Cathedral, then on to Montserrat for 2 nights where we will visit the Shrine that houses the Black Madonna, We will continue on to Madrid for 2 nights via Zaratoga where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James, visit Toledo, and then on to Santiago de Compostela for 3 nights to experience a portion of the Camino and have Mass in the Cathedral.

  • Who Can Come?

    The pilgrimage is open to all members and friends of the Saint John Leadership Network, Eagle Eye Ministries, and the Saint John Leadership Institute.  Come join us!

  • When Is It?

    The pilgrimage is scheduled for May 9-18, 2024. Our original destination of Egypt has been postponed due to the conditions in the Middle East. Please register with us for this wonderful opportunity to follow St. James in the company of Fr. Nathan and SJI.



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