Soft toy lion for the year of 'The God who Speaks'
2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’.
St Jerome is renowned and praised for his many Commentaries on Scriptures and for his masterpiece, the translation of the Latin Vulgate.
Legends about St Jerome include the account that he once pulled a thorn from a lion’s paw whilst he was living in the wilderness. In gratitude the lion is said to have faithfully guarded and assisted him.