Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church June 19-22



Priests, deacons and seminarians are invited to spend four days “Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church.” That’s the title of the four day special event, led by noted theologian Scott Hahn, on the monastery grounds of St. Vincent Archabbey, June 19 – 22, 2006. “Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church means reading it with the liturgy,” says Dr. Hahn. “Our seminars will emphasize the liturgical content and context of the Scriptures. The Bible is for the liturgy; and the Bible is – to a great degree – about the liturgy.” Dr. Hahn will be joined by other noted scholars, including Dr. Brant Pitre of Loyola University in New Orleans and Dr. William Bales of Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg. Dr. Pitre will speak on “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.” Dr. Bales will explore “The Book of Psalms, the Prayer of the Church and the Life of the Priest.” The days will be filled with discovery, in a leisurely, but stimulating environment. It’s an opportunity for clergy to contemplate the Scriptures more deeply – for prayer, for preaching, and for understanding. They will return to ministry refreshed, recharged, refilled. Eucharistic liturgies will be celebrated by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt and Reverend Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B.

Scott Hahn, Ph.D.Chair of Biblical Sudiesand Liturgical ProclamationSt. Vincent Seminary William Bales, Ph.D.Professor of Sacred ScriptureMount St. Mary’s SeminaryEmmitsburg Brant Pitre, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of TheologyLoyola UniversityNew Orleans





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TUITION/MEALS/ACCOMODATIONS: $450 Registration Fee of $75. To Reserve: Please mail the completed registration form along with a non-refundable $75 registration fee with your check payable to Saint Vincent Seminary Summer Program.