Luncheon Speaker

The Making of the St. John’s Bible

Presented by: Fr. Eric Hollas

Eric HolasFr. Eric Hollas, OSB, is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN.  He was born in Oklahoma City, and he received his B.A. in history at Princeton University in 1971.  Following seminary studies at Saint John’s, he received the Ph.D. in medieval studies at Yale University.  His special interests include the history of Spain in the Middle Ages, the history of monasticism in medieval Europe, and the history of the book.  He is a member of the Medieval Academy of America, and he also serves as a chaplain in the Western Association of the Order of Malta, as well as in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Since 1980 he has been a member of the theology faculty at Saint John’s University, and from 1993-2002 he served as the Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.  He currently serves as Deputy to the President for Advancement, at Saint  John’s University.

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