Introduction to the Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom

The Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom* (SAI) is the educational division of Saint Benedict Center. The Institute provides well-rounded and conveniently simple courses of instruction in Catholic thought.

The classes available through SAI are a continuation of the studies which have been offered at Saint Benedict Center since 1942. Our teachers are the Popes, the Councils, the Saints, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and, most especially, Holy Scripture and Catholic Tradition.

The Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom is a vehicle for continued adult education for Catholic men and women, in any occupation in life, increasing their knowledge of the Faith and things pertaining to it.

In order to give the studies form and purpose, the four-year program – with a Diploma in General Catholic Education – lies at the heart of SAI. However, with hundreds of hours of recorded lectures, SAI is a resource for a lifetime of learning.

Contact Sister Maria Philomena for more information.

*In compliance with Canon 216 of the Code of Canon Law, we have changed the name of the “Saint Augustine Institute of Catholic Studies” to the “Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom.” During our Baptisms, we each received a pinch of salt as a “sign of wisdom.” The new title of our institute reflects our desire to seek after wisdom, particularly the Eternal Wisdom, Jesus Christ – as well as respect for Brother Francis, whose lectures are a sure source of Catholic wisdom.