Illuminating the Call: The Word Made Flesh

Illuminating the Call is a series of audio reflections connecting the themes of Advent and Christmas, and the calling of a major Old Testament figure with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series will explore the ways God is calling us to be disciples today.

The Word Made Flesh
John 1:1-14

Jessie Bazan
Jessie is a first year Masters of Divinity student at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary. She also works as the graduate assistant for Seeing the Word.

Illuminating the Call: Solomon’s Temple

Illuminating the Call is a series of audio reflections connecting the themes of Advent and the calling of a major Old Testament figure with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series will explore the ways God is calling us to be disciples today.

Solomon’s Temple
1 Kings 8:1-66

Sam Rahberg
Sam is the Director for the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery.

Illuminating the Call: Vision of Isaiah

Illuminating the Call is a series of audio reflections connecting the themes of Advent and the calling of a major Old Testament figure with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series will explore the ways God is calling us to be disciples today.

Vision of Isaiah
Isaiah 6

Heidi Grogan
Heidi is an instructor at St. Mary’s University in Calgary and Ambrose University College.

Illuminating the Call: Call of Samuel

Illuminating the Call is a series of audio reflections connecting the themes of Advent and the calling of a major Old Testament figure with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series will explore the ways God is calling us to be disciples today.

Call of Samuel
1 Samuel 3:1-18

Dr. Rebecca Berru Davis
Rebecca is on faculty at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary. She is also a Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow and a scholar at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.

Illuminating the Call: Jacob’s Ladder

Illuminating the Call is a series of audio reflections connecting the themes of Advent and the calling of a major Old Testament figure with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series will explore the ways God is calling us to be disciples today.

Jacob’s Ladder
Genesis 28:10-22

Mr. Taylor Morgan
Taylor is a 2011 graduate of the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary. He currently serves as the Vocations Coordinator for the Diocese of Lexington.

Illuminating Families: Praise of Wisdom

Illuminating Families is a series of audio reflections connecting themes from the Synod of Bishops on the Family with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible.

Praise of Wisdom
Sirach 24

Praise of Wisdom audio reflection from Saint John’s School of Theology on Vimeo.

Reflection by Paul Radkowski
Paul is originally from West Middlesex, PA. He has earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame (BA English, minor in Religion & Literature) and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN (MA Liturgical Studies). He has extensive liturgical and musical experience, notably having spent two years as Liturgy & Music Coordinator at the Church of St. Peter in St. Cloud, MN. He also served as Chaplain/Religion Teacher at The Neighborhood Academy, an independent high school in Pittsburgh. He is currently Director of Music/Organist at the Church of St. Edward the Confessor and Catholic Campus Minister at Denison University, both in Granville, OH. He lives with his wife Rose and his daughter Rachel.

Illuminating Families: Ruth and Naomi

Illuminating Families is a series of audio reflections connecting themes from the Synod of Bishops on the Family with the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible.

Ruth & Naomi
Ruth 1:16-18

Ruth and Naomi audio reflection from Saint John’s School of Theology on Vimeo.

Reflection by Mary Jo Pedersen
Mary Jo Pedersen served in the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Omaha for 25 years. She is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary. Mary Jo is also married with three children and eight grandchildren.