The central figure is St. Bede the Venerable. He is surrounded by ornamentation from the Book of Kells, the monasteries of Jarrow and Wearmouth, and inset icons of Sts. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Hilda of Whitby, and Cuthbert. Bede is illuminated from above by Christ as the Morning Star, just as Bede referenced in his famous work “The Ecclesiastical History of the English People,” which he is shown here writing.
[The imagination is a faculty for seeing rather than inventing. - Br. Aiden]
[by Br. Kenneth Hosley]