Real Living

integrating the truths of faith into everyday life

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
—J. R. R. Tolkien


The Alcuin Institute shares in the historical quest for the most exact understanding of truth in order to bring its saving power closer to ourselves and others. In this sense and in this sense alone we are a ‘school,’ a place of truth-seeking for its own sake. Unlike other schools, we—like Alcuin—are equally concerned with the concrete integration of these truths into every aspect of our daily lives.

Alcuin understood that deep and lasting cultural reform requires more than simply knowing the truth; abiding cultural renewal demands freely and foolishly conforming ourselves and our environment to the same truth. To this end, the Alcuin Institute provides opportunities for individuals to ground and refine their aesthetic senses, inviting others into dialogue about how to incarnate the truly good and beautiful into their homes and places of work.

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Upcoming Events

The Charlemagne Ball

  Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:00pm – 10:00pm Scissortail Ballroom, Tulsa -Duke Orsino Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night   Join the Diocese of Tulsa for a romantic evening of fine dining and formal dancing, hosted by the Alcuin Institute! Registration for the evening includes a cocktail hour, formal five-course dinner, a brief waltz demonstration, and two hours…


Socratic Convivia

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!


Alcuin Summit: Art & Revelation

Join us for our last event of the 2021-2022 academic year! This year’s Alcuin Summit, hosted on the feast of Bl. Alcuin of York, will take a look at the relationship between art and Divine revelation. Principally geared towards teachers, this 1-day event will be led by our keynote speaker, Dr. Jared Staudt of the Augustine Institute!


Past Events

Bl. Alcuin of York Lecture & Award Ceremony

Join the Alcuin Institute on October 7th for our annual Bl. Alcuin of York Lecture & Award Ceremony! This year, we are honoring Dr. Andrew Willard Jones, who will in turn honor us with a lecture entitled The Weakness of Caesar and the Power of the Cross: How Martyrdom Defeats Tyrants


St. John’s Day Wine Blessing Ceremony

Join us as we revive this ancient tradition of our faith! This family-friendly celebration will start with a noon Mass at Holy Family Cathedral, followed by a social, the blessing of wine, and a reception with delectable desserts!