Films: Scripture and Art

Cardinal Vincent Nichols launches our 2020 'God Who Speaks' Scripture initiative from the National Gallery in London. The Cardinal stands alongside three devotional and dynamic paintings by different artists to bring to life their meaning for our times.

Let’s join the Cardinal and look at the three images. We’re starting with St Jerome – a very important saint and Biblical scholar.

The first painting, by the Italian Renaissance artist Masaccio, is titled ‘Saints Jerome and John the Baptist’. You can watch the film now.

The other two films will go live at on 1 December 2019, for Advent, and on 26 February 2020, for Lent, to help us deepen our faith and our love of Scripture.

Why not enrich your spiritual journey further by visiting the National Gallery in person or online and discover just how many paintings focus on the Bible and Bible stories?

Saints Jerome and John the Baptist

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Masaccio titled 'Saints Jerome and John the Baptist'.

Who was Saint Jerome?

October's 'Focus' falls on St. Jerome. Who was he? What can we learn from him?