Marten Endowment: A Gift for Preaching

The homiletics program at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology has long focused on excellence in proclaiming the Word of God.

For decades, major support for the homiletics program has come from Virginia Marten and her late husband, John, of Indianapolis.

The John S. and Virginia Marten Homiletics Endowment has supported a fulltime homiletics professor, classrooms and preaching chapels, curriculum resources, professional development, and the annual Marten Homiletics Lecture and Workshop.

The Martens’ dedication and support have ensured that seminarians and permanent deacon candidates develop the strong skills in communications and homiletics that will be essential throughout their ministry.

Thousands of alumni have benefitted from the vision of homiletic excellence that is shared by Saint Meinrad and the Marten family. We continue to be most grateful for their generosity.

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John S. Marten
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Virginia S. Marten


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