December 2-23, 2019

Streaming will begin December 2, 2019 at approximately 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

Videos will remain available for two weeks following the end of the conference for your convenience.

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Advent is an important time for deeper reflection and spiritual growth before the Lord’s coming. But with busy schedules, it’s all too easy to skip Advent and find ourselves overwhelmed and unprepared for Christmas.

This Advent, take the time to prepare your heart for the Nativity of the Lord. Join us for a special speaker series that will help you enter more deeply into the Advent season so as to experience a more joyful Christmas. Getting to the Heart of Advent will immerse you in the season of anticipation without adding to your busy holiday schedule!

Featuring Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, Curtis Mitch, and more, Getting to the Heart of Advent will feature two online events every week. Explore topics like the Infancy Narrative of Luke’s Gospel, the O Antiphons and the Advent Liturgy, and how the Second Coming relates to Christ’s Incarnation. Watch each talk live or watch later at your convenience. Have your questions answered by our speakers—some of today’s most renowned theologians—in real time.

Journey to the spiritual heart of Advent with us. Register now to be reminded of the first event.


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

    • Monday, December 2, 7PM – Dr. Scott Hahn
    • Thursday, December 5, 7PM – Fr. Jonas Shell
    • Monday, December 9, 7PM – Curtis Mitch
    • Thursday, December 12, 12PM – Kimberly Hahn
    • Thursday, December 12, 7:30PM (approximate) – Special Content from the Defensor Fidei Award Dinner
    • Monday, December 16, 7PM – Dr. John Bergsma
    • Thursday, December 19, 7PM – Rob Corzine
    • Monday, December 23, 7PM – Dr. Scott Hahn


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.

Fr. Jonas Shell

Fr. Jonas Shell is a priest of the Diocese of Steubenville. A native of the Steubenville Diocese, he was ordained in 2012 and serves as pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Carrollton and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Morges. Fr. Shell is a sought after confessor and spiritual director.

Kimberly Hahn

Mrs. Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979. They met at Grove City College, where Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, magna cum laude. While Scott studied to be a pastor, Kimberly earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at the same school, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating in May, 1982, magna cum laude. They have six children, three are married with eighteen grandchildren. In addition to Rome Sweet Home, which she co-authored with Scott, Kimberly’s books include several Bible studies. She has also contributed chapters to each of the four volumes of Catholic for a Reason, as well as The Gift of Femininity and The Fabric of Life. She co-authored a book on Catholic home education with Mary Hasson entitled, Catholic Education – Homeward Bound: A Guide to Home Schooling.

Curtis Mitch

Curtis Mitch is a writer, editor, and research fellow for the St. Paul Center. Curtis has been a contributor to the popular apologetics series Catholic for a Reason (Emmaus Road Publishing); he has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew with Edward Sri in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series (Baker Academic); and he is the principal annotator and associate editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (Ignatius Press). He has also been a guest lecturer in theology at Franciscan University and an online instructor in theology for Catholic Distance University. Curtis resides in Toronto, Ohio, with his wife Stacy and their nine children.

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.

Rob Corzine

Robert Corzine is Vice President of Programs for the St. Paul Center. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1994 and has held teaching and advocacy positions for several Catholic apostolates, including work as an apologist and catechetical writer for Catholics United for the Faith and as producer and host of a weekly Catholic radio program on apologetics and evangelization. Rob spent several years in Washington, D.C., working for public policy think tanks and family-policy organizations to train activists, teach undergraduates, and organize networks of public-interest lawyers, scholars, and policy analysts. He is the producer and host of “St. Paul Center Presents” on Relevant Radio.

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