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Robert Miller, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, discussed the history and significance of Eucharistic adoration at the college. 


Robert Miller, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, recently presented “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Its History and Place in the Spiritual Life” on campus.

This inaugural talk in the series “Lectures in Applied Theology in Honor of Sr. Peggy Murphy” was co-sponsored by the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute (CDI) and the Division of Humanities.

Miller delved into the history of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and its significance to Catholics. In the Catholic faith, the Blessed Sacrament, also known as the Most Holy Eucharist, refers to the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the form of bread and wine. 

“In Eucharistic adoration, you can know that you are in the presence of Christ as he was on Earth in sacramental form: body, blood, and spirit.” Miller said. “The divinity of Christ is omnipresent. After his ascension, his humanity is substantially present only in two places, in heaven and in the eucharist.”

Miller is a Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a board member for the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary - USA. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate classes in scripture and theology at Caldwell College and Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. Miller’s research spans a wide area of theology and biblical studies, including biblical theology and typology, John’s Gospel, and Mariology.

This new lecture series was created in honor of the talented Sr. Peggy Murphy, a retired professor and current adjunct at the college. Sr. Murphy has made learning the principles of Catholic Theology a joy for her students for more than 20 years.

Mount Saint Mary College recently began offering majors in Theology and Religious Studies, as well as Philosophy.

Theology and Religious Studies major: Students will put into conversation varying topics of scripture, systematics, and spirituality, allowing them to take part in experiential learning: opportunities outside the classroom that include service experience, internships, and retreats.

Philosophy major: Philosophy majors will investigate the core areas of metaphysics (the study of reality), epistemology (the study of knowledge), ethics, and logic before furthering their studies through advanced courses in one of several defined tracks.


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