Master Class on the Song of Songs

Jan 25 10am–12:15pm
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Dom Mark Scott, OCSONew Melleray Abbey


Registration required. Open to current students and faculty.

Dom Mark Scott, OCSO, will lead students through a Cistercian reading of the Song of Songs with reference to sermons of Bernard of Clairvaux.


9:30am  Coffee, tea, and pastries

10:00am  Session I
11:00am  Break
11:15am  Session II
12:15pm  Close

Dom Mark will also give a talk on the history of the Trappists on January 24. More info HERE.

Dom Mark Scott, OCSO, was born in Sacramento, CA, in 1948. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1970. In 1978, after a brief career in education, he entered New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina, CA, where he made monastic profession and was ordained to the priesthood. In 1992 he received a licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. From 2000 to 2008 he served as superior and then abbot of  Assumption Abbey, Ava, MO, and from 2008 to 2013 was editor of Cistercian Studies Quarterly and editorial director of Cistercian Publications. Since 2013 Dom Mark has served as superior and now abbot of New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, IA.