Ministry and research are the two arms of the Neri Institute with the goal of fully engaging the New Evangelization in culture and promoting the dignity of every human being. Our primary ministry projects include 1) college, young adult, and high school ministry and education, and 2) door-to-door ministry/evangelization, and 3) communications and media, while our primary research project is an investigation of the function of natural law surrounding various issues concerning human dignity and culture. Our research feeds our ministry initiatives. We are also developing curricula and other teaching and outreach materials related to evangelizing post-Christian men and women, natural law and human dignity. We engage faith and reason in the New Evangelization. We will teach and encourage anyone who will listen!
In our culture there is great need for the work of the Neri Institute as well as a call from the Catholic Church to engage the culture in precisely the manner we propose. The culture of the
The formation of the Institute was inspired by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and their call for the “New Evangelization,” and their tireless efforts to promote the dignity of the human person. It was also their example of (and call to each of us) to intellectually engage our secularized cultures, particularly by demonstrating that faith and reason are not opposed, but form a coherent and necessary whole.
St. Philip Neri, often referred to as the “second apostle of
We pray we can be faithful imitators of those who have provided the inspiration for our mission! Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, pray for us.
"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples" (Blessed John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 3, 1990).