History of Kino Institute
The Kino Institute was established in 1972 and is named after Padre Eusebio Kino, S.J. (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit who pioneered missions for Spain in Sonora and Arizona. His custom of carrying an astrolabe (an instrument invented by the Greeks to determine geographic location and to chart a course by measuring the altitude of the sun and stars from a fixed point on the horizon) as he explored and evangelized the Southwest also symbolizes our mission for Prepare the Way, thus this became the logo for the Institute.
Kino Institute provides catechetical formation and deepens the human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation for service.
It lays a foundation for Catholics who wish to deepen their understanding of Christ’s Church.
Mrs. MaryBeth Mueller, Executive Director
Division of Education and Evangelization
Sr. Maria Celia Molina, SNDdeN
Caminante & Agua Viva
Mr. Eric J. Westby
Director of Parish Leadership Credentialing and Certification
Sr. Darcy Peletich, OSF
Mrs. Luz Lobato
Mrs. Ana Luisa Martinez de Carrillo
Bilingual Administrative Assistant