The Language & Catechetical Institute (LCI) is a one-year Catholic education and formation program for young people from the former and current Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. LCI forms disciples for the New Evangelization through foundational instruction in Catholic theology and the English language, as well as personal and spiritual formation.


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The Power of Beauty: LCI Art Exhibition

19-Feb-2015

It has been said that “beauty is the face of truth.” When all the arguments of reason fail, beauty never fails to attract. It is a common meeting point, the common home, of the human race. It has the power to lift our minds to the transcendent, the other-worldly, and therefore ennoble and inspire our day-to-day lives. It helps us perceive more clearly the truth about reality, and to distill the essential elements of life.  This is in part why art has been so essential to culture…  Read More»

Urgency of the Message

19-Feb-2015

urgentIn a certain translation of the Gospel of Mark, in chapter one, the word “immediate” (or “immediately”) appears nine times! Nine times in one chapter. This word presses a sense of urgency, excitement, anticipation. Of what? Mark 1 begins with the story of the first evangelizer, the first public witness to Christ: John the Baptist. “Behold the Lamb of God!” this voice from the wilderness cries.  With this proclamation, this forerunner, Christ begins His public ministry (beginning with His Baptism by John) and works many great miracles, healing and casting out demons.  Read More»

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Ksenia


Growing up in the remote Kuril Islands, just off the coast of Japan, Ksenia Smirnova had no contact with the Catholic Church. There were no Catholic parishes on her island nor were there any practicing Catholics. But there were books. Read More »