The Servi Institute has many roots in teaching careers, discussion groups, the Tuesday Vespers group meeting in homes for prayer and dinner, a Summer Seminar series in 2017, and virtue-pedagogy material developed during efforts to renew the mission of St. Gregory's University.
The Servi Institute issues a creative challenge to our friends and neighbors in the form of The Urban Village. Our inaugural conference was held in the Catholic Charities building in Oklahoma City on October 19-20, 2018. Subtitled From Cloud-castles to Blueprints, the conference allowed attendees to share and hear practical “next-step” plans for a variety of projects congenial to our mission.
We use #cloudcastlestoblueprints for posts related to The Urban Village, so keep your eyes open!
As described in section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code, our purposes are charitable, directed to “advancement of education” and “advancement of religion” as well as to “combating community deterioriation” (education support aimed at developing strong families in cohesive neighborhoods); educational, aiming directly at the integration of Liberal and Practical Arts education in the Catholic tradition; religious, being intentionally Catholic in character, yet in the Catholic tradition open to all who show willingness to cooperate with Catholics in good faith; and literary, initiating others into a tradition of reading and learning and publishing materials in service of the goals of The Servi Institute.
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