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  • Fr. Tarcisio


September is considered the month of the Bible because the 30th of this month is the day of Saint Jerome, who dedicated a large part of his life to the study of the original languages of the Sacred texts and made the translation of the Bible into Latin . It is also an important month because on September 26th, 1569 the first Bible translated into Spanish by Casiodoro de Reina called "Bible of the Bear" was finished printing. It was so named because the cover of this Bible had a bear eating honey from a honeycomb. This translation, which was later revised by Cipriano de Valera, gave rise to the famous "Reina Valera" version.

We can find other reasons to explain why September is the month of the Bible, but not only should September be a month dedicated to promoting the reading and study of the Bible, but every month. Although in recent years Christian churches have made progress in promoting the study of the Bible, there is still a long way to go, especially in Catholic communities, where generally reading the Bible is reduced to listening to the Liturgy of the Word during the Eucharist, but there is no personal and family encounter with the Word of God.

It is worth asking yourself, have you ever read at least one whole Gospel "in a row"? How often do you read the Bible? Perhaps it is time to become interested a little more in reading, learning and living what this Sacred book, which is THE BIBLE, teaches us.

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