Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Marten Lecture & Workshop on Homiletics

Tuesday, October 3- Wednesday, October 4
Location: Lecture: St. Bede Theater

Daley2Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, will present the 27th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4, on the Saint Meinrad campus.

The lecturer for this year's program is Fr. Brian Daley, SJ, from the University of Notre Dame. The Tuesday evening lecture is entitled, "Preaching the Mystery: Augustine's Christocentric Rhetoric and Rhetorical Christology." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater. 

The next day, October 4, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., a corresponding workshop will be held on "The Voice of the 'Whole Christ': Augustine's Explanation of the Psalms." The workshop will focus on how Augustine understands the preacher's task in interpreting Psalms in a Christian context. 

Fr. Daley is the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches Biblical studies, history of Christianity, and Christianity and Judaism in antiquity.

A past president of the North American Patristic Society, Fr. Daley is an editor of the scholarly journal Traditio and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He has been a trustee of Le Moyne College, Boston College, Georgetown University and Fordham University, and is executive secretary of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in North America.

He received the Ratzinger Prize in Theology, which was awarded by the Pope in 2012.

While there is no cost for the lecture or workshop, reservations are requested. To reserve a seat, contact Dr. Richard Stern, professor of homiletics, at or (812) 357-6627. Those desiring overnight housing can call Guest Services at (812) 357-6467.

This lecture/workshop series is made possible by an endowment established by the John S. Marten family of Indianapolis. For decades, Virginia Marten and the late John S. Marten have generously supported the homiletics program at Saint Meinrad.

Parking is available behind St. Bede Hall, as well as in the Guest House and student parking lots. All times are Central Time.