The Artist as Preacher: Illumination in The Saint
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Mount's Catholic and Dominican Institute
Division of Arts and Letters presents a lecture by Father Eric
Faculty are also invited to a luncheon with Father Hollas
earlier in the day. Please email Jeanne.Conboy@msmc.edu for
Fr. 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 BA in history
at Princeton University. Following seminary studies at Saint
John's, he received a PhD 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; and he is a member of the Medieval Academy of
America. Fr. Hollas is a member of the Order of Malta and the Order
of the Holy Sepulchre.
In 1980, he became a member of the theology faculty at Saint
John's University (MN), and from 1993-2002 he served as the
Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at
Saint John’s. He currently serves as Deputy to the President for
Advancement at Saint John's University. In addition, he was
instrumental in beginning and bringing to completion The Saint
John's Bible, which is the first hand-written, illuminated and
monumental Bible to be produced by a Benedictine abbey since the
Fr. Hollas publishes a weekly blog that can be accessed at monkschronicle.wordpress.com.