2020 Bible Institute Online

The 2020 Bible Institute will be offered as an online program this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Timothy R. Carmody, PhD, will present this virtual program. We invite you to join us in this 5-hour venture.


  1. Via Email: please provide the information listed below to btsr@msbt.org
  2. Via Phone using credit card: call 334-855-4474
  3. Via Mail with check for $60 made out to MSBT and mailed to: Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, Bible Institute, 107 Holy Trinity Rd., Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

Registrations MUST include an email address in order to access the online retreat program. Please provide the following information.

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Focus:  Presentations and optional online discussions.

Place yourself into the parables in Luke’s Gospel to understand what relationships in the kingdom of God need to look like and explore how these parables can help you become kingdom people.

Friday:  July 10th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Examine the Parable of the Good Samaritan and how it turns our thinking upside down about who our neighbor is. The Parable of the Widow and the Judge will also be explored.

Saturday:   July 11th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Examine the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus opening our eyes to our neighbor and need for listening now to the teachings of Moses, the prophets and Jesus. Parables of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector and Rich Fool will be explored.

Sunday: July 12th 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Examine the Parable of the Prodigal Son in the context of the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Coin and Son.

Procedure: BTSR will send your name and email to Dr. Carmody. He will send you an E-mail invitation to Google Meets in order to connect to the video conference. Dr. Carmody will also send handouts in advance to help in the discussion.

CarmodyThe parables that are unique to Luke’s Gospel are some of the most vivid and memorable of all the parables. These parables tend to focus more on human relationships than on elements of nature. During the institute we will examine how the parables invite us to identify with the different characters. Placing ourselves into the story is meant to throw us off balance and bring about a new understanding of what relationships in the kingdom of God need to look like. Our study will explore how these parables can help us to become kingdom people.

Presenter: Timothy Carmody, PhD, has been a Professor of Theology at Spring Hill College since 1989 and currently is the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and a long-time member of the Catholic Biblical Association. In 2018, he was awarded a CCD/CBA Grant by the USCCB for developing and teaching Biblical courses in the Deacon Formation Program for the Diocese of Jackson, MS. His book, Reading the Bible (Paulist Press 2004), is a well-used textbook in college courses and Bible study groups.

If you have any questions, please contact Sister Gail Lambert, MSBT, via phone at 334-855-4474 or email at btsr@msbt.org.

Registration is Currently Open!