Augustine Learning
The unprecedented changes to our world need innovative responses. The Augustine Institute now presents sacramental preparation through the power of digital technology.

Now you can access videos that combine faithful Catholic teaching, cinematic beauty and some of the Church’s most compelling speakers. With age-appropriate pedagogy and instructional sequencing, these courses will inspire your heart and inform your mind to draw you closer to God’s love and the truth of His Church.
An exciting new way to understand, live, and share the Catholic faith

Encounter the Lord and draw near to him by studying Scripture, tradition, doctrine, spirituality, the saints, and more.


Build your knowledge on a solid foundation so that you can understand, live, and share your Catholic faith.

First Communion

Prepare yourself to lead others to Christ with theological instruction that will serve you both personally and professionally.


Prepare yourself to lead others to Christ with theological instruction that will serve you both personally and professionally.


Prepare yourself to lead others to Christ with theological instruction that will serve you both personally and professionally.

Ideal for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith

You Are Forgiven
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Dios te perdona
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First Communion
You Are Loved
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Dios te ama
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You Are Sent
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Beloved Bundle
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Finding Happiness in Marriage
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Living Marriage
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Amado Manojo
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El Misterio y el Significado del Matrimonio
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Viviendo el Matrimonio
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Symbolon Bundle
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Knowing the Faith
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Living the Faith
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La explicación de la fe Católica
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Conociendo la Fe
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Viviendo la Fe
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High-Quality Video Instruction

Detailed Presentation Slides

Reading Assignments


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"I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for the short courses, which I just finished. They are all excellent—not surprisingly—in content and clarity and are perfectly paced.

I look forward to the upcoming releases. Well done!"

MICHAEL B - dallas, TX

"Professor Klein’s Short Course on God was the equivalent of taking a time machine back to study under the early Church Fathers. Absolutely captivating!

I now have a renewed understanding of Our Lord and the tools I need to answer questions from my peers. I would highly recommend this course to my friends and family."

KEVIN G - Denver, Co

"True to their mission of evangelization, the Augustine Institute has made it possible for anyone to enjoy the amazing teachers and content that graduate students experience there, but on a smaller scale that will fit into your schedule and daily life.

If you want to grow immensely in your faith, check out the new Short Courses!"

HOLLY K - Atlanta, GA

How do I sign up?

Just visit the course catalog, then select subscription or purchase individually! Start here.

Can I purchase just one course?

Yes, courses can be purchased one at a time for $59. Courses can be purchased here.

Can I buy the courses as a subscription?

A monthly subscription gives access to all current and future courses. The monthly subscription can be purchased here.

If I subscribe, can I cancel at any time?

Yes, you can cancel any time. For subscribers, you can continue to use the courses until the end of your billing period.

Who are these courses for?

Catechists; Catholic teachers; RCIA coordinators; DREs; youth ministers; students of the Catholic faith; clergy and religious; any Catholic who wants to grow in their faith.

How many courses come with subscription?

Currently you get twelve courses. New courses are added regularly.

How often are new courses added?

In general, one course will be added every month.

Is the tuition refundable?

We are certain you will be inspired and edified by this course. However, if you are not satisfied with the quality or course content, please contact customer service.

What is included in the course?

Although they vary slightly, each course includes six to eight lessons. Each lesson consists of the following: thirty minutes of video instruction (total three to four hours of instruction for the whole course); short “office hour” videos with the professor; a quiz; additional resources from modern Catholic sources (such as FORMED), academic sources, and from the rich heritage of the Catholic tradition (such as the writing of the saints). Some courses also include a companion book, which will be free for subscribers for the cost of shipping and handling.

What are the technical requirements?

The course will run on any device and any web browser. We do not support Roku or Apple TV.

Can I learn at my own pace?

Absolutely! All aspects of the course are easily self-guided so you can learn any time, any place.

Do I have to take the courses in a certain order?

No, although we do have a recommended order for our core courses. See order here.

Do I have to take all the courses?

No. However, if you want to earn any of our theology certificates, you will have to complete certain sets of courses. Our core theology certificate requires completion of the nine core theology courses.

Some recommended readings are not included with the course. How do I get them?

Some professors have recommended resources for deepening your understanding of the topic presented. These readings are completely optional, and the books referenced can be purchased from a book seller like or from their respective publishers.

How do I earn my certificate?

You can currently earn our core theology certificate by completing the videos and quizzes for our nine core theology courses. The total curriculum will be about thirty-two hours of video content. More certifications in specific areas will be available in 2021. See the curriculum worksheet here.

Will there be future courses or certificates?

Yes, we plan to add one course per month. Additional certifications that focus on one area or theological discipline in particular will be coming in 2021 (for example, a certification which focuses specifically on the Bible). Courses, however, will continue to be added monthly whether or not they are part of a certificate program upon their release.

Do I have to do the courses for a certificate, or can I take courses for personal enrichment?

You are under no obligation to complete a certificate or aim for a certificate—if you prefer to take courses at random or for your personal enrichment, please do so!

Do these courses count toward an MA degree in theology at the Augustine Institute?

No. These courses are completely separate from a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. For comparison: one single graduate course is about forty hours of instruction in addition to preparation and assignments.  

If you loved the Short Course program and are interested in pursuing a master’s degree, please reach out to our admissions team ( or take a look at our website:

Need help? Email customer service or call 866-767-3155.