Summer Scripture Conference 2021

When: June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Let There Be Light: Science and the Word, An Eternal Relationship

Save the Date | June 20-25, 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary campus for this week-long series that offers compelling presentations, opportunities for prayer, and a retreat-like atmosphere to contemplate this year’s focus on the relationship between faith and science.

Confirmed speakers include Father Robert Spitzer and Father John Kartje, and more presenters will be announced soon.

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Intended Audience:

Any lover of Sacred Scripture.

Speakers and audience come from anywhere across and even 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 deeper knowledge of Scripture.

The Summer Scripture Conference is the premier continuing education program of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.  Since the early 1970s, it has enjoyed a loyal commitment on the part of participants.  Ninety percent of our students return each year.

The Summer Scripture Conference has become a community of women and men committed to ministry and learning in the Church.

The Conference was begun and inspired by Vatican II and continues on, anchored by the understanding of Scripture as the soul of theology.

The Summer Scripture Conference is a cooperative venture by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership 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.


Presented by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership

Linda Couri, Director
ipl@usml.edu  OR  847-837-4550

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