Summer Scripture Seminar 2017

REVELATION: " A Book of Hope in Troubled Times" June 25-30, 2017

You are Invited ! Intended Audience: Any lover of Sacred Scripture.

Speakers and audience come from anywhere across and outside the United States. Approximate audience blend is 50% ordained priests & deacons 25% religious brothers or sisters and 25% lay ministers, educators or catechists.

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.  In its pages 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.

Our Intriguing  Speakers 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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Future Summer Scripture Seminar Topics and Dates:

June 24-29, 2018

“Making All Things New: The Holy Spirit in the Bible”

June 23-28, 2019

“According to the Scriptures


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…

- Father John -

Past Presenters for 2016 Summer Scripture Seminar ” Psalms”, and Event Schedule

Rabbi Michael Balinsky Exe. Vice President of the Chicago Board of Rabbis: Bio

Dianna Bergant CSA, MA, PhD: Bio

Fr. Larry Hennessey STL, PhD: Bio

Fr. John Kartje PhD, STD: Bio

Fr. Douglas Martis PhD, STD: Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Nagel SSD: Bio

Eileen Schuller OSU, MA, PhD: Bio

2016 EVENT SCHEDULE: Schedule


Contact Us   

Associate Director, Megan Deichl    847.837.4558


Rev. John Lodge

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:


1000 E Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060, United States