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2017 Napa Institute Conference

Join us July 26-30, 2017 for the Seventh Annual Conference.


Themes at the Napa Institute

For each of the annual conferences, three different themes are explored by speakers through keynotes at plenary sessions and in the more intimate breakout sessions. The perennial theme of each conference is Faith & Reason– an issue at the forefront in our increasingly secular culture. This year Archbishop Chaput will start off the conference speaking on his new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Christian Faith in a Post-Christian World. The talks following his on Thursday will be centered on this theme. On Friday, the talks will focus on Religious Liberty and on Saturday we will hear from scholars and prelates on True Reform: Catholic Evangelization on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

The Eucharist is at the Center of the Napa Institute

While the Conference highlights the best in Catholic thought, at the heart of every gathering is the Eucharist. Multiple Masses of various traditions and rites are offered daily in the Meritage’s Estate Cave or in the resort’s Our Lady of Grapes Chapel. Additionally, Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available following the Napa Institute’s annual Eucharistic Procession.

The Napa Institute seeks prayerful excellence in the liturgical life of the Conference with awareness that the richness and beauty of the Catholic liturgical tradition spans centuries and traditions, but it can all be experienced at our Conference.

  • We consecrate our Mission to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.