2016 Napa Institute Conference
Join us July 6-10, 2016 for the Sixth Annual Conference. More information to come in the upcoming months!
2015 Napa Institute Conference
The fifth annual Napa Institute Conference was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came together to make this event possible. Join us again next year – July 6-10, 2016!
Themes at the Napa Institute
For each of the annual conferences, three different themes are explored by speakers through keynotes at plenary sessions to the more intimate breakout sessions. The perennial theme of each conference is Faith & Reason– an issue at the forefront in our increasingly secular culture.
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.
In 2012, the Liturgy of the Hours was offered daily, culminating with Solemn Vespers presided over by Bishop Robert C. Morlino with the choral responses sung by St. Dominic’s Choir from San Francisco, CA. Also new to 2012 was the daily celebration of the Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
In what has become a tradition of the Conference, the Napa Institute concluded with a Solemn Pontifical High Mass of the Extraordinary Form celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
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.