Classes, Gatherings,
& miscellaneous Shindigs

Real Learning

returning to the primary sources
of human & divine wisdom

Real Friendship

authentically cultivating
real communities

Real Living

integrating the truths of faith
into everyday life

Upcoming Events

St. John’s Day | Wine Blessing

Dr. Joey Spencer | Angels and the Christian Moral Life

Third Wednesday Reading Group: A Christmas Carol

2024 Charlemagne Ball


Alcuin understood that the movement of the mind from a state of ignorance to a state of knowledge, though at times difficult, ought not be a cold, sterile, and impersonal act that hardens the soul. Education should instead resemble a well-planned meal, advancing from course to course, each plate preparing the next, in the end leaving the guest utterly satisfied, yet somehow desiring more. The pleasure of the feast is a result of the company kept and the food served. Alcuin maintained that the best intellectual diet consisted of ‘ancient’ fare, that is ‘toothsome food’ that has been proven to cause health and vitality.

The Alcuin Institute seeks to return to this kind of education, one that is at once broad and deep, yet light and whimsical, and thoroughly grounded in the primary sources of the Christian West; the deer and pheasant to be found in our very own precincts. Such a feast among friends in Christ is “the best that life can offer.”

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Third Wednesday Reading Group: A Christmas Carol

o you want to grow in the intellectual life and make new friends along the way? Join the Alcuin Institute faculty on the third Wednesday of each month this academic year as we read beloved and impactful texts and explore their riches together! Our book for September is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (ISBN: 9780199536306). Come…

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…

Dr. Joey Spencer | Angels and the Christian Moral Life

Come celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (Jan. 28) with the Alcuin Institute and St. Philip Neri University Parish! St. Thomas has much to teach us about the moral life and about angels (he is the “Angelic Doctor,” after all). But rarely perhaps do we consider the role of angels in the moral life….

2024 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…

Tulsa North (@ Church of the Madalene)

Join the Alcuin Institute for one of our signature Convivia—our fancy way of saying food, friendship, and good conversation! In these gatherings, we seek to do a “deep dive” into the teachings of the Catholic faith in the hopes of finding perennial truths that will help us in our catechetical and evangelistic ministries!

Bishop Konderla: “When Did God Make Time?”

Join the Alcuin Institute to hear Bishop Konderla give his annual Inaugural Address to teachers! Bishop David Konderla will be speaking on the subject of God and His relationship to time, arguing that “the truths of faith and the facts of science cannot be in conflict with each other; for God is the Author of both.”

Alcuin Short Course: Latinitas; Learning Latin Loquaciously

Join the Alcuin Institute as we learn the basics of the Latin language! This weekly short course, offered over the Fall of 2021, will serve as an introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin, taught by none other than Mr. David Dean!

Alcuin Short Course: Reason; One God

Vatican I solemnly defined the natural knowability of God; that is, man’s ability to know God’s existence and his properties with certitude by reason alone. In this short course, we will look at how philosophy and science enable us to know the preambula fidei as we explore St. Thomas’ Treatise on the One God

Northern Vicariate Convivium

Join the Alcuin Institute for one of our signature Alcuin Convivia—our fancy way of saying food, friendship, and good conversation centered around a particular set of primary sources! This event offers the same great formation available in our Tulsa Convivia, but in a condensed format!