Year of the Word 2020

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and the ‘The God Who Speaks’. A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures into Latin, the language of the Western Church.

Copies of Verbum Domini are available in the Abbey Bookshop at £3.95. In December the Catholic Truth Society will publish ‘A Year with Bible: 365 Daily Reflections’ by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB which will also be available in the bookshop at £16.95.