September 2019 – Dec 2020
Celebrating, living and sharing God’s word
Launch: Feast of St Jerome
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘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 death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.
As Bishop Robert says in his Pastoral Letter from September 2019,
“It was the great biblical scholar, St. Jerome, who said that “ignorance of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ”. The scriptures are a deep well which never runs dry; if we take time to engage with the word of the Lord prayerfully then it will refresh and energise us in God’s service
Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word, through a range of events, activities and resources, available across the Diocese.