Austin Prep to Launch the Adeodatus program

Austin Prep to Launch the Adeodatus program

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.