Psalms as Solace: Coping with Quarantine

April 27, 2020

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A Virtual Event with John Bergsma

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Dr. John BergsmaJoin popular author and speaker John Bergsma for Coping with Quarantine, an online event the evening of April 27.

The Psalms have been a source of solace for Catholics throughout the ages, through exile and war, stability and peace. Now, Old Testament expert John Bergsma brings the wisdom of the Psalms to today's Catholics the world over struggling with quarantine. Discover how to find peace and comfort in the Word of God and to face quarantine with faith.

Watch live on April 27 or watch later at your convenience through April 29.

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Among his many books, Dr. Bergsma is the author of Psalm Basics for Catholics.

There are two options for registration:

  • registration for the event only
  • registration with A Joyful Noise: Praying the Psalms with the Early Church by Mike Aquilina. A Joyful Noise reveals how the Psalms, sung by everyone from King David to Jesus to the Early Church Fathers to your church choir, are deeply rich and meaningful for our lives today.


7:45 p.m. — Stream Begins
8:00 p.m. — “Psalms as Solace: Coping with Quarantine” by John Bergsma
9:00 p.m. — Update on St. Paul Center
9:10 p.m. — Q&A
9:30 p.m. — End

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bible Basics for Catholics, Psalm Basics for Catholics, and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament. Dr. Bergsma’s talks and studies are available on CD and mp3 from He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.


Date: April 27, 2020

Time: 7:45–9:30 p.m. ET Live; Available to watch through April 29.

Registration: $9

Registration with A Joyful Noise: Praying the Psalms with the Early Church by Mike Aquilina: $19