Fr. Eric Hollas is a monk and priest of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He was born in Oklahoma City and received his B.A. in history at Princeton University. Following seminary studies and ordination at Saint John’s University, he received the Ph.D. in medieval studies at Yale University.
Since 1980 he has been a member of the faculty of the School of Theology and Department of Theology at Saint John’s University in Minnesota, and for nine years (1993-2002) he served as the executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University. He currently serves as Deputy to the President for Advancement, at Saint John’s University.
Among his many activities, Fr. Eric was instrumental in initiating The Saint John’s Bible, a project in which the monks of Saint John’s have commissioned Donald Jackson, scribe to the Queen of England, to create a hand-written and illuminated Bible. He also serves as a chaplain in the Western Association of the Order of Malta, and is also a member of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
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