Summer School of Theology Explores Reasons for Hope

April 24, 2019

The Summer School of Theology is back from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily June 24-28 at the Wisdom Center at Marywood Retreat Center, 235 Marywood Drive, St. Johns.

Presenter Tom Ryan

This formation opportunity provides a full immersion experience into a particular area of theology.  This year, the Diocesan Office of Christian Formation is teaming with Loyola University in New Orleans to bring a member of their faculty to present:  “Giving Reasons for our Hope in the World Today,” a topic taken from the Strategic plan of the Diocese of St. Augustine.  The speaker will be Dr. Tom Ryan, Marjorie Morvant Professor of Theology and Ministry and Director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

Each day will cover a different theme as follows:

  • June 24 – Hope and the Catholic Theology of our End Times
  • June 25 – Biblical Spirituality as a Resource of Hope
  • June 26 – The Eucharist as Nourishment for Hope
  • June 27 – Mary as a Model for Hope
  • June 28 – Creation as Inviting a Response of Hope

All participants must bring their own Bible. Registration before June 3 is $175, between June 3 and June 17 is $225 or a daily rate of $45. The last day to register is June 17. To register online, visit Rooms are available at Marywood for overnight guests. For more information, contact Erin McGeever at or (904) 262-3200, ext. 118.

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