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“The Venerable Bede Translates John” by James Doyle Penrose

Feast of Saint Bede the Venerable

Doctor of the Church

(673 – 735 A.D.)

St. Bede, also known as the Venerable Bede, was born to a wealthy family in England. At the age of seven he was sent to the Benedictine monastery to be educated by the monks. He discerned a vocation to the monastic life, and devoted himself to prayer and to the study of Sacred Scripture and Church history. After being ordained at the age of thirty, he went on to become a prolific writer and teacher. He was considered to be a genius and was widely famous for his theological works and knowledge of ecclesiastical history. He was also well-versed in all the natural sciences known in his day, making him an extraordinary scholar whose influence spread throughout Europe for centuries. During his life he was also considered to be a saint, and his writings were so filled with heavenly wisdom that a Church council ordered them to be read publicly in the churches. Bede was given the name Venerable not long after his death, and centuries later was named a Doctor of the Church.

Bede’s feast day is celebrated on May 25th.

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He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.”

Saint Bede the Venerable


I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.”

Saint Bede the Venerable
San Beda (St. Bede) Bartolomé Román (1587–1647), oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Saint Bede the Venerable, Patron of Historians, Doctor of the Church, pray for us.

Be not afraid!  And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always.  Holy Family pray for us.  Amen.

The Holy Family, Murillo
The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities (c. 1675-82) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 – 1682)

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