As we continue to examine and live in the Augustinian tradition, this year Austin Prep is launching the Adeodatus program, named after St. Augustine’s son. Adeodatus is a student-led program of interiority and reflection. Student leaders were selected at the end of the last academic year and will take a class this year taught by Theology Department Chair Dustin Batista. Modeling the program after Adeodatus programs in other Augustinian secondary schools in the United States, the student-facilitators in the Adeodatus class will offer a brief daily reflection for one cohort of students (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, and middle school) each day of the week. The goal of the program is to dedicate a few minutes of quiet time for every Austin Prep student each week so they can find some personal inward space – a growing challenge in a cellphone-connected and overscheduled world.