A Brief History of the Santa Fe Institute for Spirituality
For the past 30 summers, the Santa Fe Institute for Spirituality (SFIS) has provided classes, talks, and discussions of important Catholic doctrines taught by outstanding saints. While the list of presenters over the years is long, the highlight of every summer has been the week-long classes taught by De La Salle Christian Brother Brian Dybowski, FSC, PhD on the Doctors of the Church. In recent years, at the request of some students, Brother Brian has taught weekly sessions throughout the year, most recently the riches of Saint Francis de Sales, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Saint Francis of Assisi, and Saint Augustine of Hippo.
Brother Brian Dybowski and friends founded SFIS in 1986 at the College of Santa Fe. From 1859, the Christian Brothers Community has served the people of Santa Fe, and continues by supporting SFIS. Nourished by the 400 year Hispanic Catholic traditions of New Mexico, and the 150 year Brothers’ service, SFIS honors both traditions.
After teaching at the College of Santa Fe for 44 years, Brother Brian now teaches at SFIS and at Lewis University in Albuquerque. He applies his earned doctorates in Philosophy and Psychology, and his Master’s degrees to teach Philosophy, Scripture and Spirituality.
Our Mission Statement
The Santa Fe Institute for Spirituality exists to provide programs of information and formation in authentic Catholic spirituality to serve: all people yearning for genuine spirituality, the people of God, by helping train spiritual directors, catechists, and religious instructors, religious and others who contend with the wave of inauthentic spirituality, and our Archbishop, by providing a wide range of expertise to assist him to present the riches of genuine Catholic spirituality.
For a Look Back on the Summer 2016 teaching program, here is the link.
For weekly classes taught by Brother Brian, go to the tab called BLOG.