About the Center

Our Mission: Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church

The St. Paul Center is a nonprofit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study from the heart of the Church. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools— from books and publications to multimedia and online programming.

Our goal is to be a teacher of teachers. We want to raise up a new generation of priests who are fluent in the Bible and lay people who are biblically literate. For us, this means more than helping people to know their way around the Bible. It means equipping them to enter into the heart of the living Word of God and to be transformed and renewed by this encounter.

We read the Bible from the heart of the Church, in light of the Church’s Liturgy and living Tradition. In this way, we hope to help people experience the heart-to-heart encounter that Jesus’ disciples experienced on that first Easter night, when they knew Him in the breaking of the bread: "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us…while He opened to us the Scriptures?" (see Luke 24:13-37)

Meet Our Team

Emmaus Road Publishing seeks to produce content that helps Catholics grow in their faith and that is faithful to the Magisterium. We work with leading authors and dozens of titles each year. We have something for everyone: from children to married couples, from laypeople to priests and seminarians. These resources reinforce the foundations of Catholicism and equip readers to grow in their knowledge of Church teaching and to evangelize in their daily lives.

Journey Through Scripture is a uniquely Catholic Bible study series: we take a topical approach to show how threads of meaning are woven throughout salvation history. Scripture is a rich and beautiful story when it is read as a whole, from the heart of the Church. Each study is produced to the highest quality and written by the world’s leading Scripture scholars.

Scott Hahn is a popular speaker in high demand, but he can only be in one place at a time. Promise & Fulfillment brings high-quality video of Scott Hahn’s most popular talks to your home, parish, or mobile device, so we can help more hearts turn to Christ.

Emmaus Academic aims to serve the Church through the publication of scholarship that flows from a commitment to the truth as revealed in Scripture and Tradition and discovered through reason. Through scholarship that integrates Scriptural, Patristic, and Medieval traditions with modern approaches, cutting across the boundaries between contemporary academic disciplines, Emmaus Academic titles equip both teachers and students of the faith to share their knowledge with others.

The English edition of Nova et Vetera is published quarterly and provides an international forum for theological and philosophical studies from a Thomistic perspective. The journal strives to work at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and biblical studies.

Letter & Spirit seeks to foster deeper understanding of Sacred Scripture by uniting literary and historical study of Scripture with faithful contemplation of its religious and spiritual meaning. God’s Word in Scripture is always living and active.