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Online program Deepening Series: Exodus with David Castillo, Ph.D. (8 sessions) 90 minutes each Wednesdays May 1- 29 & June 5 -19, 2024 Times San Jose, Costa Rica 2pm
(program in Spanish) Program in English TBA

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News 2024

An Easter Message from the Director


the Bible . the People . the Land

Biblical formation is at the heart of the life and ministry of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion.


The Notre Dame de Sion Centre for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem offers programs of study centred on the Word of God: drawing on Jewish sources and tradition; visiting sites related to the biblical text; reflecting on relevant Church Documents; and engaging with the peoples of the Land.

Participants at the Centre have the unique opportunity to study, contemplate and pray with the biblical text in the Land so central to its composition. Participants are part of an international, ecumenical community exposed to the best of contemporary scholarship. Living in this bustling and cosmopolitan city, central to Jews, Christians and Muslims you will begin to appreciate the religious, cultural and political complexity that is Jerusalem.

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"Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
What inexpressable magic in the name."

Fr. Theodore Ratisbonne,1858,

(founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion)

Programs are based in the historically unique & beautiful setting of Ecce Homo Convent, Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem. Ecce Homo is the home of The Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion (NDS) and The Centre for Biblical Formation (CBF).
Accommodation is provided within the Ecce Homo Guest house. The house is described "as a haven of tranquility and peace within the vibrancy that is the Old City of Jerusalem".

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"The program provided me a new dimension of scripture understanding. The effect has been for me, as an educator, to much better convey the Christian teachings, in a way that appears to captivate many of my young students.  
I would recommend a CBF program to all Church or lay persons; it could enrich your life"

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