On February 18, 2021, we hosted a CUOnline event with Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the "monk who saves manuscripts." As part of the Visiting Scholar Program of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Fr. Columba discussed his work rescuing manuscripts that record the world's precious religious heritage.

Fr. Columba has ventured into conflict zones around the world, from Iraq to Timbuktu, working with local partners to preserve and digitize manuscripts from all faith traditions.

Fr. Columba was the 2019 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities and has been featured on "Sixty Minutes."

This event was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the University Honors Program, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity, the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, the Department of Greek and Latin, the Department of History, the Department of Semitics, and the Catholic University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.