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:

  • Follow the Lion’s tale here.
  • Stay home with St Jerome here.

Little Bits of God - Our Smalti-Mosaic Artwork

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.

New Apostolic Letter highlights St Jerome’s love of Scripture

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."

Revelation and Reception: How do we Translate the Bible?

Fr. John Hemer explains why we need to receive the Bible in our own language and the translation methods used to do this.

Translation and Transformation

Fr Michael Hall shows us how the choices made by Bible translators can have a huge impact on the reader.

Photo Challenge

In celebration of the many paintings of Saint Jerome we challenge you to recreate one at home/school. We had lots of fun putting together our sample photos!