Virtual Lent Series 2024

Once again we are delighted to present a series of Lent talks by four Australian biblical scholars from Yarra Theological Union, a College of the University of Divinity. Each week this group of accomplished guides will work together to explore the readings for the week.

Speaking to us from their own area of expertise will be:

Prof Mary Coloe PBVM
Dr Mary Reaburn NDS
Dr Chris  Monaghan CP
Dr Janina Hiebel

This is a perfect opportunity to enrich your Lenten journey.

When: Mondays – February 12, 19, 26 and March  4, 11 , 18
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm AEDT*
Where: Via Zoom meeting
Cost: Free
Registration: Click below to register.


Online registration is essential. Zoom meeting details will be forwarded after registration. 

Lenten sessions are NOW accredited with CECV.

The presentations will be recorded and made available after the session. We will send an email with details on how to access the video once it is available.

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Prof Mary Coloe PBVM
Mary teaches in the field of New Testament studies, with a particular focus on the Gospel of John. She has been teaching at the Australian Catholic University, and has also taught at Boston College, the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley, and at the Ecce Homo Biblical Institute Jerusalem. She is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and other national and international biblical associations. She was appointed by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity to participate in a 5 year Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Disciples of Christ.

Dr Mary Reaburn NDS
Mary is a Sister of Our Lady of Sion; a group which gives expression to the Catholic Church's commitment to Jewish-Christian and Interfaith relationships. She studied at Monash University, London University and the University of Divinity and currently teaches at Yarra Theological Union (YTU). Mary is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Council for Ecumenism and Religious Relations with Jews. She was involved for seven years in the Centre for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem (2007–2014). 

Dr Chris Monaghan CP
Chris is a Passionist who studied at YTU and then at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem. Since 1987 he has been lecturing at YTU in both Old and New Testament. The major focus of his teaching throughout these years has been Matthew, Luke-Acts and the letters of Paul.

Dr Janina Hiebel
Janina is author of A Friendly Guide to Women in the Old Testament, has been teaching Old Testament and languages at Yarra Theological Union (YTU) since 2015, and is an adjunct lecturer at Catholic Theological College (CTC). Janina completed her PhD at Murdoch University WA, holds a degree in theology (with specialisation in Old Testament studies) from the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg in Germany (2005), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Theological Education from the University of Divinity (2019). Her doctoral thesis with the title Ezekiel’s Vision Accounts as Interrelated Narratives: A Redaction-Critical and Theological Study was published by De Gruyter in 2015. 


Week 1: 12 February 2024

Week 2: 19 February 2024

*Starting times around Australia and New Zealand

ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 7.00pm
NT: 5:30pm
QLD: 6:00pm
SA: 6:30pm
WA: 4.00pm
NZ: 9.00pm

To determine your local time zone for those of you registering outside of Australia, click here.


Garratt Lenten Program Year B
Featuring a Holy Week Reflection from Joan Chittister
Plus various contributors


A Tea or Coffee Break for Every Day During Lent

Michael McGirr


Garratt Lenten Program Year B
Christopher J Monaghan CP



 Click here for more Lent resources. 


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