Summer Scripture Seminar
Intended Audience: Any lover of Sacred Scripture.
Speakers and audience come from anywhere across and outside the United States. The approximate audience is a blend of ordained priests & deacons, religious brothers or sisters,lay ministers, educators, catechists and those seeking knowledge of the Scripture.
The Summer Scripture Seminar is the premier continuing education program of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake by the Institute for Ongoing Formation. Since the early 1970’s, this seminar has enjoyed a loyal commitment on the part of participants. Ninety percent of our students return each year.
The Summer Scripture Seminar has become a community of women and men committed to ministry and learning in the Church. Since the Bible is the soul of theology, USML chose to stress ongoing study of the scriptures as the emphasis of the seminar.
We welcome you to our web site. On this page, you will find information about this exciting program. You will meet an exceptional faculty, learn what participants say about the seminar, and view next year’s program.
The seminar is a cooperative venture by the Institute For Ongoing Formation and the Department of Biblical Exegesis and Proclamation of Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
The outstanding faculty of the program is drawn from the top biblical scholars and theologians in the United States.
“Summer Scripture Seminar is the perfect combination of erudition, stimulation, relaxation, pastoral sharing, spiritual renewal, and even physical exercise. My time at Mundelein is like an Emmaus trek with Jesus, and my heart burns with joy and insight the rest of the year. Your hospitality invites, your grounds and buildings enchant, your vision inspires. I thank you each year….” – Fr. John
“I love the conversations at the table and in the living room. The camaraderie is worth the price of admission. The Summer Scripture Seminar presents a week of Biblical experts on a themed topic that year after year exceeds my expectations. It truly gives strength to my faith, food for the soul and a pure and lasting source for my spiritual life.” – Deacon Bill
“This is an intellectual banquet. The rich ideas are accompanied by the convictions and enthusiasm of the speakers as well. An indispensable aid to me in refocusing myself and my ministry in rediscovering my rootedness in the revealed Word of God and in opening new perspectives on Scriptures which I have allowed to become stale.”
Please save the dates, June 24-29, 2018
Confirmed Speakers for 2018:
Dr. Mary Healy
Dr. Helen Theodoropoulos
Preview the Summer Scripture Seminar event format here
Future Summer Scripture Seminar Topics and Dates:
June 23-28, 2019
“According to the Scriptures”
Past Presenters for Summer Scripture Seminar 2017
In Order of Presentation:
Fr. John Lodge, SSL, STD BIO
Fr. George Smiga, STD BIO
Peter Williamson, STL, PhD, STD BIO
Judith Kovacs, MA, PhD BIO
Max Lee, PhD BIO
Fr. Thomas Loya, STB, MA BIO
Fr. Mark Bartosic, STL BIO
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Megan Deichl– Academic Director of Custom Programs
All rooms private with private bath (unless coming with chosen roommate)
Rooms are all air-conditioned
Wi Fi is available all over campus
Rooms are furnished with bedding and towels, bar soap.
Rooms do NOT have alarm clocks, televisions or hair dryers
Please park in Purple Lot
Check in at South Residence Hall building 300
Campus map and directions are available at: www.usml.edu
1000 E Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060, United States