Holy spirit

A theologian to discuss biblical images of the Holy Spirit

Reverend George Montague, SM, S.Th.D., author of over 20 scholarly and popular books, will discuss “Biblical Images of the Holy Spirit” on Tuesday October 9th. The Discussion at Assumption The chapel inside Reinbolt Hall at St. Mary’s University is part of the Escobedo The Bible of Saint John Lecture series.

Montague, who specializes in Old and New Testament pneumatology, will lead a second discussion on the topic on Wednesday, October 10 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church..

Montague has researched and written in the area of ​​biblical interpretation (hermeneutics) and Marian theology in the Gospel of John. Montague is professor of theology at St. Mary’s University. The courses he teaches focus on the New Testament and deal with the values ​​he considers important for life and raise the question of faith as the source of fully human life.

Those heading to campus for the Tuesday October 9 event are asked to park in Lot V, off Camino Santa Maria; Lot D, near the NW 36th Street entrance; or Lot H, near the entrance to Chemin Culebra. Consult the campus map for more information.

On The Bible of Saint John

The Bible of Saint John is the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine abbey in over 550 years, and its seven-volume heritage edition is now in St. Mary’s University. The Bible of Saint John was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine monks of Saint John Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The Heritage Edition, valued at approximately $ 150,000, is a full-scale reproduction of the original masterpiece; each volume is 2 feet high by 3 feet wide when opened. Only 299 sets exist. St. Mary’s was the first in Texas to have one.

Rubén M. Escobedo (BBA ’60) and his wife, Verόnica Salazar Escobedo, donated $ 500,000 in 2014 to create Escobedo The Bible of Saint John Endowment of the lecture series. Donation enables recruitment of scripture specialists, curriculum research and design, and other programs as St. Mary’s continues to move forward in establishing a Study Center Catholics.

St. Mary’s acquired the Bible in 2013 through the generosity of John and Susan Morrison, longtime friends of St. Mary’s President Thomas M. Mengler, JD