Following the 1600th anniversary of St Jerome's death on 30 September 2020, our Focus this October is on him and Bible translation.
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St Jerome is the patron saint of translators and scholars – having translated the Bible into Latin, the common language of his day.
To celebrate St Jerome’s Feast day (30 September) and the 1600th anniversary of his death, our theme this month is on Bible translation – how Bible translators work and how the Bible is translated into art. We also have a fun photo challenge you can try yourself!
Discover more about St Jerome and his lion with these resources:
Watch our new video showcasing the completed God who Speaks artwork and the artist, Pete Codling, explaining the process of translating the story of the Bible and several saints into art.
Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter for the 1600th anniversary of the death of Saint Jerome the "great doctor and father of the Church, who put the Bible at the centre of his life."