Broken Bay to host Bible Conference on Genesis and Psalms

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay is delighted to host a Bible Conference on “God in Narrative and Poetry: Genesis and Psalms” on 18-19 September 2015 at the Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills.

The Conference brings together Australian biblical scholars and educators Dr Mark O’Brien op and Dr Mary Reaburn nds, who will lead us through two wonderful texts from the Old Testament.

This conference follows on from previous successful Bible Conferences on the Gospels of Luke and John. It offers an opportunity to discover how to approach and read the Old Testament meaningfully and intelligently, providing new insights and skills that will enrich the reading of the Bible for all participants.

Dr Mark O’Brien is a member of the Dominican Order (Order of Friars Preachers) and has a License in Biblical Studies (LSS) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He is a published author and currently lectures at the Catholic Theological College, Melbourne.

Dr Mary Reaburn is a Sister of Our Lady of Sion, and currently lectures at Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne. She is also involved in Interfaith relations at both Archdiocesan and national levels.

This conference will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary in 2015 of the Second Vatican Council document Dei Verbum, and Bishop David Walker will offer a presentation on this topic.

Bishop Peter A Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, will participate in the Conference and invites all to take part. “These two days will allow delegates to see the Scriptures with new eyes and uncover the richness that they contain. I invite all to join us,” he said.

Registrations close 8 September 2015. For further information and registration details go to  or call 02 9847 0448 or email

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