Hearts Burning, Eyes Open Digital Conference

July 15–18, 2019

About the Event

July 15–18, 2019

Digital Conference Attendees:

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For the first time, we’re making talks from world-renowned scholars and top homilists available to all in an online conference.

This July, sign up for the Hearts Burning, Eyes Open Digital Conference. In this unique event, which brings you the same incredible content as our Priest Conference, you’ll hear from some of today’s most respected scholars in their fields:

  • Scott Hahn
  • John Bergsma
  • Ralph Martin
  • Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J.

There’s never been another opportunity like this to hear from all these theologians at once, and on your own time—you can watch the talks and listen to homilies as they’re streamed live or watch them later at your convenience.

We’re making this unique opportunity available at a price that can’t be beat. While only priests can attend our incredible 4-day retreat, this streaming access is available to anyone at an unbeatable price.

This conference is ideal for:

  • Priests who cannot attend our Priest Conference and want to make a personal retreat
  • Teachers and scholars who want to stay up-to-date on the most current biblical and theological scholarship
  • Laity who want the opportunity to hear from world-renowned theologians and scholars
  • Laity who want a guided approach to growing in their faith or who want to make a personal retreat with insight from top homilists.

Don’t wait to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Register now for the Hearts Burning, Eyes Open Digital Conference!


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. As this is a live event, times should be considered approximate. Videos will be archived on this page and remain available for two weeks following the conference.

  • July 15
    • 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. – "Holy, Holy, Holy: The Holiness of God in Scripture" by Scott Hahn
  • July 16
    • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. – "Made Holy by the Burning Coal: The Prophet Isaiah and the Messiah" by John Bergsma
    • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. – Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – "The Burning Coal" by Ralph Martin
    • 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. – "Fear and Trembling: Our Response to God's Holiness" by Scott Hahn
  • July 17
    • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. – "The Law Written on the Heart: The Prophet Jeremiah and the New Covenant" by John Bergsma
    • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. – Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – "Clothed with Power from on High" by Ralph Martin
    • 4:15pm – 5:15pm – Digital Question & Answer Panel
    • 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. – "Hallowed be Thy Name" by Scott Hahn
  • July 18
    • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. – "A New Heart and a New Spirit: The Prophet Ezekiel and the Sacraments" by John Bergsma
    • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. – Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – "The Role of the Holy Spirit in Empowering Mission" by Ralph Martin


Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and seventeen grandchildren.

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center and professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before entering the Catholic Church, he served as a Protestant pastor for four years. Dr. Bergsma is a prolific author and popular speaker. He specializes in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Ralph Martin

President of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization, Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and author of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey of God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints.

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. (Homilist)

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Catholic Studies Centre at St. Louis University. He has published widely in early Church theology and broader Catholic issues, and is editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review and the Living Faith Series.