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The St Cuthbert Window

C6 St Jerome

This tracery panel was designed and made by J.W. Knowles under the direction of Rev. J.T. Fowler in 1886-8. It shows St Jerome (c.341-420), a monk and Doctor of the Church. After learning Hebrew to study Scripture in its original language, he undertook the work for which he is best known, the production of a standard Latin text of the Bible, which became known as the Vulgate version. Jerome also wrote extensively on monasticism, theology and asceticism.