Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Its predecessor was an institution of learning since the late thirteenth century, even though the current college was founded only in the eighteenth century.
Saints from the mosaic floor of Worcester College’s chapel c.1791
St Jerome translated the Bible in Latin. His work is called the Vulgate. He is shown here in cardinal’s robes and in the work of translation, or perhaps writing one of his Scripture commentaries.
St. Ambrose was believed to have composed the ‘Te Deum laudamus’, an earlyChristian hymn of praise, hence he is shown here in the act of writingit.
St. Gregory – This Pope was responsible for the codification of plainsong, hence the name ‘Gregorian chant’. The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove sits on his shoulder, dictating the sacred song to him.
Mosaic floor from Worcester College’s chapel. This comes from the footpace in front of the Altar. The floor is entirely covered in mosaic with charming depictions of the saints.