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Great Books | Medieval Classics

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2023 Charlemagne Ball

St. John’s Day | Wine Blessing

Martinmas | Celebrating Agrarian Life

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Great Books | Medieval Classics

Join the faculty of the Alcuin Institute as we read, ponder, and discuss the great works of the Catholic literary tradition! From St. Benedict to Dante, immerse yourself in the transfixing and transforming prose of the greatest writers of the Middle Ages. These texts shaped Christendom—now you can allow them to shape you! Through an accelerated/intensive two (2) week course, students will read, study, and discuss the primary literary texts that shaped much of the Western thought and practice. Taught by expert tutors of the Alcuin Institute and accredited through Newman University, students can earn university credit hours while encountering the beauty and transformative power of the Catholic literary tradition. This course will cover such texts as:
  • The Rule of St. Benedict
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
  • The Pearl
  • Joseph Pieper's Leisure: The Basis of Culture
Classes will meet 9am to noon, M-F at the Chancery Offices in Broken Arrow. Tuition rates are TBD. To receive updates about the courses, fill out the form below or reach out to Mr. Eli Stone at eli.stone@dioceseoftulsa.org!

Great Books | Greco-Roman Classics

Join the faculty of the Alcuin Institute as we read, ponder, and discuss the great works of the Catholic literary tradition! From Homer to Augustine, immerse yourself in the transfixing and transforming prose of the greatest writers of antiquity. These texts shaped Christendom—now you can allow them to shape you! Through an accelerated/intensive two (2) week course, students will read, study, and discuss the primary literary texts that shaped much of the Western thought and practice. Taught by expert tutors of the Alcuin Institute and accredited through Newman University, students can earn university credit hours while encountering the beauty and transformative power of the Catholic literary tradition. This course will cover such texts as:
  • Homer's Odyssey
  • Plato's Euthyphro and Apology
  • Aristotle's Ethics
  • Cicero's On Friendship
  • St. Augustine's Confessions
Classes will meet 9am to noon, M-F at the Chancery Offices in Broken Arrow. Tuition rates are TBD. To receive updates about the courses, fill out the form below or reach out to Mr. Eli Stone at eli.stone@dioceseoftulsa.org!

2023 Charlemagne Ball

“If music be the food of love, then play on!” – Duke Orsino, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The Alcuin Institute requests the pleasure of your company at the 2023 Charlemagne Ball. In festive celebration of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, join others for an enchanting evening of fine dining and formal dancing. Registration includes a champagne cocktail hour, a formal four-course dinner, a waltz demonstration & lesson, and two hours of dancing, complete with a live string quartet orchestra! Tickets for the event can be purchased for $50 per person. Tables, seating 8, are available for $500. Preferred dress for the evening is formal waltz attire (but jeans and boots will do in a pinch). Contact Mr. Eli Stone at eli.stone@dioceseoftulsa.org for additional information.

Your dance instructor: Monica Winkler

Monica Winkler proudly hails from Buffalo, NY, and has experienced a variety of different styles over her 19 years of dancing. She has received professional training in ballroom and Latin dance from the likes of Taliat Tarsinov, Ilya Ifraimov and Tony Dovolani. She moved her dance journey to Tulsa in order to begin the dance program at Holy Family Classical School, and has enjoyed sharing dance with many of all ages in the city! She truly believes that EVERYone and ANYone can dance, and she can’t wait to show you how!

St. John’s Day | Wine Blessing

For ages, Catholics throughout Christendom have had their wine blessed on the feast of St. John the Apostle. The tradition originates from the legend that the Beloved Disciple of Jesus once partook of a glass of poisoned wine, but was miraculously unharmed on account of the special blessing that he gave it with the Sign of the Cross. The wine would be consumed by the family throughout the year for protection against poisoning and the promise of good health. It would also be offered to guests throughout the year as a most fitting gesture of Catholic hospitality. Join us as we revive this ancient tradition of our faith! This family-friendly celebration will start with Mass at 5:30, followed by a social, the blessing of wine, and a savory sampling of meats and cheeses! So, grab your favorite bottle of Merlot, Cab, or Rosé, and come to "drink the love of St. John" and toast in the New Year!  

Martinmas | Celebrating Agrarian Life

Farming and the Church: A Conversation for Realists & Dreamers

@ Southdown Cottage

All are invited to the Alcuin Institute’s annual agrarian celebration of traditional peasant culture. On Sat. Nov. 12, friends from around the Diocese are welcomed to join Prof. Meloche on his farm for an enchanting evening of rustic merriment in honor and celebration of St. Martin of Tours. The evening includes:

TWILIGHT FARM TOUR

A visit of all the farm-beasts that occupy and animate Southdown Cottage

EVENING REPAST IN THE FIELD

An elegant open-air culinary experience of roasted lamb, locally sourced cured meats and cheeses, and exquisite French champagnes.

PANEL DISCUSSION UNDER THE STARS

A lively discussion with Br. Joseph Marie Owen, O.S.B., Mr. Brandon Sheard, and Ross McKnight on the theoretical importance and the practical struggles of striving for self-sufficiency in the modern technological age. Do consider joining us for an unforgettable evening!

Space is limited; register today!