Teaching the Catholic faith without fear or compromise.

Are you tired of New Age-infested retreat centers, watered-down Catholicism, and programs offering Eastern meditation techniques instead of authentic Christian contemplation?

So are we!

That’s why we created Live Catholic, formerly the Catholic Life Institute, a lay-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing the kind of solid Catholic teaching we’re hungering for and can’t seem to find anymore.

Founded five years ago by Discalced Secular Carmelites and specializing in the Catholic mystical tradition, we provide on-demand virtual courses and conferences, Bed & Breakfast retreats, a book store packed with Catholic classics, and information on the latest New Age and occult dangers that are infiltrating our culture.

Our programs are prepared and presented by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, an award-winning Catholic journalist who serves as the Director of Communications and New Age research for Women of Grace®. Susan is the author of numerous books and is a frequent guest on EWTN television and radio. Her areas of expertise are in Carmelite prayer and spirituality, the New Age, and the occult.

All of our courses, books, retreats, and seminars are faithful to the Magisterium and completely free of New Age components.

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6

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