Unlocking the Bible

Scripture Summer School 2023

Keys for Understanding Today
In our tradition, people can sometimes maintain a distance from the Bible because they are unsure of how it might be relevant in the ever-changing world we live in, or simply find the Scriptures too large and daunting to approach by oneself. Therefore, the focus of this year's Scripture Summer School is Unlocking the Bible: Keys for Understanding Today. This course will aim to offer keys with which to understand, read, and interpret the Bible for life, for change, for liberation, for personal prayer, and for discipleship. 

The final day of the course will also feature a Lectio Divina session led by Professor Séamus O'Connell, and an in-person launch of the Tarsus Scripture School by Archbishop Dermot Farrell.

Course Structure
The course this year will take place in-person, but also be available online via live-streaming. Each session will also be recorded and made available afterwards in a similar way to past online courses. For those who plan to come to Maynooth, there will be the option to attend daily Eucharist, and there will be time each day for you to study, reflect, or simply explore the beautiful campus grounds and surrounding town. If you require accommodation, there are options on campus – details are found further below on this page and in the course programme.

Details & Pricing

While the in-person aspect of the course has ended, it is still possible to register and watch the recordings of each presentation.

Presentation Topics

Seán Goan

Kieran J. O'Mahony

Jessie Rogers

The final day of the course will not feature any presentations, but offer an open forum in the morning, a Lectio Divina session led by Professor Séamus O'Connell, and the official in-person launch of Tarsus Scripture School in-person by Archbishop Dermot Farrell.