The Marten Program sponsors preaching conferences in the summers, inviting leaders in the field of homiletics to share their insights with preachers in the field. These are extended moments for busy preachers to come away from their routine to the peace-filled campus at Notre Dame. Revel in the sunset over St. Mary's Lake. Wake up to the calling of birds. Most of all, enjoy the camaraderie of others who are passionate about sharing the Gospel.
"To Set the Earth on Fire": Effective Catholic Preaching
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. - "Preaching As Playwriting"
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. - "Preaching In The Mother Tongue - Calming the Deep Fires inside our Listeners"
Fr. Michael Connors, C.S.C. - "To What Effect? Qualities of Effective Catholic Preaching and How to Get There"
Bishop Sylvester Ryan - Emmaus Revisited: Hearts Aflame through the Convergence of the Word Proclaimed and the Eucharist Celebrated
Dr. Karla Bellinger - The Holy Spirit and Listener Receptivity: Preaching that Soaks in like Good Butter on Warm Toast
Dr. Richard Stern - Fired Up or Burned Out?
John "Jack" Shea - Telling Stories, Making Points
Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie - Making a Scene in the Pulpit: Vivid Preaching for Visual Listeners
Fr. Guerric DeBona - Seven Steps for Effective Preaching
Dr. Deborah Wilhelm - "Murder Your Darlings": How to Edit Your Words for Effective Preaching
Fr. Peter McCormick, C.S.C. - Preaching for Youth Today: "If You're Not Real, I'm Not Coming"
Dr. Suzanne Nawrocki - If "Our Hearts are on Fire," What are Our Bodies Doing?
Fr. Joseph Juknialis - Preaching Hope in a Post-Modern Age
Dr. Fred and Patricia Baumer - Spirituality: Preaching's Catalyst
Deacon David Shea - Entertain or Else! The Preacher as Performer in Attending to Augustine’s ‘Delight’
Rev. Dr. Richard Eslinger - Plotting a Path for People to Follow
Fr. Jeff Nicolas and Dr. Sharon Schuhmann - Igniting the Flame of Intentional Listeners: How to Set Ablaze the Preaching Encounter by Transforming Your Assembly Into Intentional Listeners.
Fr. Edward Griswold - Focus and Function: Kindling the Fire