Dom Mark Scott, OCSONew Melleray Abbey
Registration required. Open to current students and faculty.
Dom Mark Scott, OCSO, will lead students through a Cistercian reading of the Song of Songs with reference to sermons of Bernard of Clairvaux.
9:30am Coffee, tea, and pastries
10:00am Session I
11:15am Session II
Dom Mark will also give a talk on the history of the Trappists on January 24. More info HERE.
Dom Mark Scott, OCSO, was born in Sacramento, CA, in 1948. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1970. In 1978, after a brief career in education, he entered New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina, CA, where he made monastic profession and was ordained to the priesthood. In 1992 he received a licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. From 2000 to 2008 he served as superior and then abbot of Assumption Abbey, Ava, MO, and from 2008 to 2013 was editor of Cistercian Studies Quarterly and editorial director of Cistercian Publications. Since 2013 Dom Mark has served as superior and now abbot of New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, IA.