Bl. Gabriele M. Allegra


 

Bl. Gabriele M. Allegra (December 26, 1907–January 26, 1976) was a Franciscan Friar and scripture scholar. He is best known for performing the first complete translation of the Catholic Bible into the Chinese language and is popularly known as the "St. Jerome of China." 

 

 

As a Franciscan, missionary and biblical scholar, he saw the doctrine of the absolute primacy of Christ as being central to understanding Sacred Scripture and God's design in creating and redeeming the universe. 

 

 

He was renowned for his knowledge of the theology and philosophy of Bl. John Duns Scotus. His Studium Biblicum Translation is often considered the definitive Chinese Bible among Catholics.