Direction of the Program
Prefect of Studies
Fr. Matthias Karl OSB
The Theological Study Year
The Theological Study Year is an ecumenical program offered by our Abbey for German speaking theological students. This unique study program, developed almost 40 years ago by Abbot Laurentius Klein, was conducted for the thirty-eighth time in 20011/2012.
Distinctive features of the Study Year are the orientation toward ecumenical, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, the possibility of acquiring a first-hand knowledge of the land of the Bible, and the inclusion of other scientific disciplines such as archaeology.
A distinctive Study of the Bible
The Bible is filled with experiences. To come to grips with the Bible in the Holy Land means having new and important experiences oneself.
Experiences of a Lifetime
Living together and studying in the Study Year is at the same time both rewarding and demanding.
Those who have lived and studied for a year in Jerusalem will not want to lose this connection. The Study Year Forum is an ideal sounding board for former students and friends.