The picture presented below is one of total peace – St Jerome at his writing, and the lion resting quietly at his feet. It is also more than that: it is a restoration of paradise, where human beings and animals live together in total harmony.

Biblical translator, ascetic, his life was made up of many controversies and many journeys. But it was the Word of God that drew him, and for this we, even today, are most deeply grateful.

May he pray for us, that our own engagement with Sacred Scripture may we ever more profound. May God bless you this day.