4th Annual Scripture Institute
Scripture and Prayer
with Sr. Mary Kate Birge and Sr. Barbara Regan
July 9 –11, 2013
Mount St. Mary's University's Theology Department will host this Scripture Institute with Dr. David McCarthy facilitating. While familiarity with the basics of biblical scholarship will be helpful, this program is suitable for any interested adult.
During this Institute, you will learn how many of our favorite people in Scripture encountered God. You will learn about and experience Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, Audio Divina, Guided Imagery prayer, and other ways to pray with Scripture. You will have time for both communal and private prayer. Through this Institute, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the spiritual treasury that is the Word of God, and hopefully a keen sense of God's call in your life.
The beautiful mountainside campus of Mount St. Mary’s University provides a perfect backdrop for learning and renewal. Come with your burning questions and insights. We will provide plenty of our own, plus the best resources we can find to help you unlock the treasure of the beloved Scriptures.
Register as a commuter or spend the night in air-conditioned comfort at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. All meals will be held in the Mount's Patriot Dining Hall. Transportation will be provided for those who have walking issues. We hope you join us!
Your program fee includes event registration and all meals from the Mount's Patriot Dining Hall (cafeteria-style):
Through May 31 - $129 per adult, plus housing if applicable
From June 1 - $139 per adult, plus housing if applicable
Optional Housing - Mount St. Mary's Seminary
Stay in air-conditioned Keating Hall at the Seminary in a single room with private bath, which includes: bed linens, pillows, towels, and washcloths, and housekeeping service. Rooms are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register for one or two nights or commute daily.
$39 per person / night
The fastest and most efficient way to register is online - using a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover).
Gift certificates are available by contacting us at (301) 447-8329 or email@example.com.
Cancellation and Refunds
If you cannot attend the program after registering, refunds are available on the following schedule:
Through June 24 - Full refund for Program and Housing Fees
From June 25 - Program Fee minus $63; Room Fees - No Refund
David McCarthy, Ph.D. (Facilitator)
Dr. McCarthy is the Fr. James M. Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching. He teaches and writes in the areas of Catholic social teaching and moral theology. He is the author of three books; the most recent is Sharing God's Good Company. He has written over fifty articles and essays. He is the editor of The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching, Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective, and the Journal of Moral Theology. David lives in Emmitsburg with his wife and their five children.
Sr. Mary Kate Birge
Sr. Mary Kate has her AB in Spanish, Latin and Secondary Education from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA, an MA in Classical Studies from Tufts University, an MA in Theology from St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America, and is one paper away from another MA in Christian Spirituality From Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Her research interests range among Pauline literature, Synoptic Gospels, Feminist Hermeneutics and Ignatian Spirituality. Her most recent publication, a joint work with three other scholars entitled Genesis: Evolution and the Search for a Reasoned Faith, is published by Anselm Academic.
Sr. Barbara Regan
Sr. Barbara Regan, a Sister of the Cenacle for 33 years, has been involved in adult faith development programming since 1970. She has two Masters Degrees in Theology with concentrations in Scripture and Spirituality (Manhattan, M.A.; Weston School of Theology, MTS). On the staff of the Cenacle Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma, NY, Sister Barbara has given retreats and other spirituality programs all over the United States, and has been on the faculty of several diocesan Lay Ministry training programs on the east coast.
Tuesday, July 9
7:00 p.m. Arrival and Session 1
9:00 p.m. Social
Wednesday, July 10
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer / Introductions
9:15 a.m. Session 2
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 3
Noon Liturgy of the Eucharist
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 3 (Continued)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Session 4
4:00 p.m. Personal Reflection / Reading
5:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Session 5
8:00 p.m. Evening Social (Wednesdays at the Fountain)
Thursday, July 11
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer
9:15 a.m. Session 6
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Closing