On Friday, November 15, the École Biblique and the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum celebrated the Dies Academicus, the official start of the academic year for both institutions. This year’s was held on the premises of the École Biblique.

The morning began with a presentation about the previous academic year at both institutions. The speech of Brother Jean Jacques Pérennès OP followed that of Brother Rosario Pierri OFM. Brother Gregor Geiger OFM also presented the latest publications of the Studium Biblicum.

After an intermission during which Dominicans, Franciscans and students broke for coffee and tea, the participants followed the presentation of Mr. Michel Zink, Permanent Secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres: ” Prêcher aux simples gens. Un modèle à la naissance des littératures européennes” (Preaching to ordinary people. A model at the birth of European literature).

To view Michel Zink’s lecture, click here.

To read the article from the Custody, click here.