Our Saint Bede the Venerable Plaque (672/673-7335) is most commonly known as the “Venerable Bede” (Latin: Beda Venerabilis). He was an English monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth and the monastery of Saint Paul’s in modern Jarrow, northeast England (then located in the Kingdom of Northumbria). He is the only native of Great Britain to become a Doctor of the Church (St. Anselm of Canterbury was originally from Italy). His feast day is May 25th. This plaque is a lovely gift for an ordination, ordination anniversary, university graduation, and many other special events and occasions.
A Solid Bronze Large Wall Plaque
This large bronze plaque measures 7.9 by 6.3 inches. Thanks to the notch on the back, this plaque will hang with ease on any wall in the study, home, or office. This plaque was conceived and realized in Germany by a goldsmith of world renown. This plaque is a superb gift for that special “Venerable Bede” in your life and for that scholar of church history and English history!
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The Venerable Bede is best known for his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) which gained him the distinction of being the “Father of English History.” The central theme of his masterwork is that the Roman Catholic Church overcame chaos and barbarism in England through the power of its spiritual, doctrinal, and cultural unity. Bede’s writings are our primary source for almost everything we know about England before the 8th century.