Culture and sacred texts meet in a unique offer: this Centre for Bible Studies is the opportunity to find out more on theology and discuss religious matters, as well as current news.
Hosted in Palazzo Ovio-Gobbi, ancient noble house now hosting the Parish premises, Centro di Studi Biblici was founded in 1976 by Professor Giuseppe Scarpat, Bible scholar, and Mons. Pietro Mazzarotto, Parish Priest of Duomo at the time. It was first established to answer the need for education of the clergy after the strong advice of the Second Vatican Council, but soon became a reference for laymen who wished to accrue their knowledge on biblical texts.
The centre’s main purpose is to spread the knowledge of the bible on various levels: approach, basic study, systematic exegetic analysis.
Over time, activities have been diversified to answer local needs and meet renewed and enriched objectives. The offer ranges from the study of biblical texts on two levels (simple approach and systematic exegetic analysis), cultural and biblical trainings, to language seminars (biblical Greek and Jewish culture). Centro di Studi Biblici also organizes recurrent trips and study tours to the Holy Land (actual courses led by local Bible scholars), spiritual Bible readings during Christmas period, theatre plays on Biblical texts or on related themes, meetings on music, cinema, literature: all these aspects of knowledge meet the message of the biblical texts.