What Are You Doing This Summer?

Applied Biblical Studies Conference | Franciscan University of Steubenville from July 23-25, 2014

Have you made your plans yet to join the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, Ohio, this July?

If not, registration is now open for the annual Applied Biblical Studies Conference, which will take place on the campus of Franciscan University from July 23-25, 2014.

Join St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and Archbishop Terrence Pendergrast, SJ, as well as nearly a dozen Fellows, friends, and staff—including Dr. Brant Pitre, Dr. John Bergsma, Jeff Cavins, Kimberly Hahn, Mike Aquilina, Dr. Michael Barber, and more—as we spend three days in study, prayer, and fellowship.


This year, you’ll devote those days to exploring the relationship between “The Word of God and the Life of Prayer.”

When it comes to prayer—what prayer is, why we should pray, and how we should pray—there is no surer guide than Sacred Scripture. In the pages of the Bible, there are people of prayer, individual prayers, and entire books of prayer. There are prayers of praise and thanksgiving, petition and contrition, prayers that question and prayers that trust. There also are men and women who chose not to pray, who walk away from prayer, neglect prayer, and ignore what God has revealed to them through prayer.

The story of Salvation History is, in many ways, the story of prayer. Which is why, if you long to grow closer to God, to grow in wisdom and virtue, to grow in faith, hope, and charity, the story of Salvation History is the most important story you’ll ever read.

As in years past, you’ll also have the choice of attending a series of workshops that will qualify you to present Journey Through Scripture, the St. Paul Center’s exciting Bible study series, in your home parishes.

This year, you can choose from three different tracks: “Genesis to Jesus,” “The Bible and Mary,” and the newest Journey Through Scripture study, “The Bible and Prayer.”

During the workshops, you’ll receive the theological content of the study, as well as the practical training and materials necessary to launch and present the same study in your own parish.

Please note: If you choose to attend the training, you’ll need to arrive in Steubenville on July 22, 2014, one day earlier than other conference participants. Space for these tracks is limited, so register early.

To register or to learn more, visit www.SteubenvilleConferences.com or call 1-800-437-8368.

This Year at Applied Biblical Studies Talks include:

  • “Prayer as Covenant”
  • “Calling on the Father with the Fathers:
    The Patriarchs and Prayer”
  • “Lectio Divina and Your Spiritual Life”
  • “Divine Intimacy with God and the Song of Songs”
  • “The Psalms and the Prayers of Christ:
    An Introduction to the Divine Office”
  • “The Bible and the Rosary:
    How to Hear God’s Word in Prayer”
  • “The Dark Night of the Soul in Scripture”
  • “Praise and Thanksgiving:
    Which Leper Are You?”

…And many more.