Retreat with the Psalms

August 18-20, 2017

The Psalms: Our Response to God

From their beginnings, the psalms have played a central role in the devotional lives of believers. Many of them originated in situations of prayer, and they probably formed a significant part of personal and communal prayer.

This workshop will look at different kinds of psalms as well as the religious themes and sentiments that they contain. It will also suggest ways of interpreting these themes for today.

This retreat begins with Friday supper at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday. Cost of $200 includes overnight accommodations, delicious buffet meals, and program fees.

Presented by Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA

Dianne Bergant, CSA is Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-1) and has been an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past thirty years. For more than twenty-five years she has been the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today, having been a member of the editorial board for twenty-five years.  Five of these years she served as the magazine’s general editor.  She wrote the weekly column The Word for America magazine (2002-5), reflections that have now been published by Paulist Press.  She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology and feminism.

Besides numerous articles, her publications include:

The World is a Prayerful Place.  Wilmington:  Michael Glazier, Inc. 1987;  Collegeville, MN:  The Liturgical Press, 1992.

The Psalms: Grail Translation From the Hebrew (1993 Revision).  Chicago: GIA Publications, 1993.

Collegeville Concise Glossary of Biblical Terms.  Collegeville, MN:  The Liturgical Press, 1994.

Israel’s Wisdom Literature: A Liberation-Critical Reading.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1997.

The Earth is the Lord’s: The Bible, Ecology, and Worship (American Essays in Liturgy).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998.

Song of Songs: The Love Poetry of Scripture.  Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1998.

Preaching the New Lectionary (Year B).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1999.

Preaching the New Lectionary (Year C).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2000.

Preaching the New Lectionary (Year A).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001.

People of the Covenant: An Invitation to the Old Testament.  Franklin, WI: Sheed & Ward, 2001

Song of Songs (Berit Olam series).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001.

Lamentations (Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries).  Nashville: Abingdon, 2003.

Israel’s Story (Part I), Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2006.

Israel’s Story (Part II), Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2007.

Scripture (Engaging Theology: Catholic Perspectives).  Collegeville: Liturgical Press (A Michael Glazier Book), 2008.

            A Word for Every Season (B).  New York: Paulist Press, 2008.

            La historia de Israel (primera parte).  Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008.

A Word for Every Season (C).  New York: Paulist Press, 2009.

Living the Word: Scripture Reflections & Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days (November 28, 2010 through November 20,2011  Year A).  Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2010

            A Word for Every Season (A).  New York: Paulist Press, 2010.

            Rejoice in God’s Reign: Daily Advent Reflection and Prayer (booklet).  Fenton, MO: Creative Communications for the Parish, 2011.

Genesis: In The Beginning.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.

A New Heaven, A New Earth.  Maryknoll: Orbis, 2016.