Session 1 Panel 1

Real Reading for Real Families; Lectio Divina in Home and Parish.

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 1 Real Reading for Real Families; Lectio Divina in Home and Parish.
(Hall 8B) - EN

Panellists:     
•  Prof. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, Ireland
•  Dr Jessie Rogers, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth
•  Rev. Philip Carder, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth

This is an interactive workshop facilitated by the Faculty of Theology, Maynooth. 

Biographies

Prof. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, Ireland

Séamus O’Connell, a priest of the Diocese of Kerry (Ireland), is Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University, Maynooth, and an expert in the Gospel of Mark. After ordination in 1982, he learned to interpret the Scriptures at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (SSL), at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and at the Université de Fribourg in Switzerland (DTheol). O’Connell’s pastoral work as school chaplain (1986–89) and as Director of Scriptural Formation for the Diocese of Kerry (1992–1998) profoundly re-oriented his approach to the Bible to see it primarily as God’s word of hope in our lives, for our lives, and for the life of the world. Seeking to share this word, led him to the discovery of lectio divina as the Church’s outstanding way of reading the Scriptures to descend to the level of the heart in order to seek God.  

Rev. Philip Carder, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth

Phillip Carder has been married for forty three years to Betty. Together they have three children and seven grandchildren.  Phillip was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Armagh in 2014, after a lifetime working in Industry. He has since served in the Parish of Lower Killeavy.  He also serves as a Chaplain in Craigavon Area Hospital, as Director of our Diocesan Theology Programme, and as an Advocate with the Marriage Tribunal.  In the course of his formation for the Diaconate he completed a degree in Theology and a Research Masters in Theology focused on Sacred Scripture in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He is presently studying for a diploma in Spiritual Direction at Manresa House, Dublin, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality.

Dr Jessie Rogers, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth

Jessie Rogers is a lecturer in Sacred Scripture in St Patrick's College, Maynooth, a Godly Play trainer and spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition. Jessie is married with three daughters. She is originally from South Africa and lives in county Limerick. 

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