Thursday, December 5, 2019

St. Jerome Feast Day – September 30 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St. Jerome, Doctor

St. Jerome, Doctor is the Patron Saint of

1. Archeologists;
2. Archivists;
3. Bible scholars;
4. Librarians;
5. Libraries;
6. School children;
7. Students;
8. Translators

St. Jerome Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints

Readings for today Year B

St. Jerome, Doctor brief life History

Date of Birth 27 March 347
Country of Birth Slovenia in Europe
Profession Hermit and Doctor of the Church
Place of Work Bethlehem and Rome
Date of Death 30 September 420 (aged 73)
Place of Death Bethlehem, Palestine
St. Jerome Feast Day September 30
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Archeologists;
2. Archivists;
3. Bible scholars;
4. Librarians;
5. Libraries;
6. School children;
7. Students;
8. Translators

St. Jerome, Doctor Short life History

St. Jerome was born in Dalmatia, in 329, initially he was called Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus. He was sent to school at Rome. His boyhood was not free from fault. His thirst for knowledge was excessive, and his love of books a passion.

He had studied under the best masters, visited foreign cities, and devoted himself to the pursuit of science. But Christ had need of his strong will and active intellect for the service of His Church. St. Jerome felt and obeyed the call, made a vow of celibacy, fled from Rome to the wild Syrian desert, and there for four years learnt in solitude, penance, and prayer a new lesson of divine wisdom.

This was his novitiate. The Pope soon summoned him to Rome, and there put upon the now famous Hebrew scholar the task of revising the Latin Bible, which was to be his noblest work. Retiring thence to his beloved Bethlehem, the eloquent hermit poured forth from his solitary cell for thirty years a stream of luminous writings upon the Christian world.

Today’s St. Jerome Feast Day Quote:

Due to the time he spent in Rome among wealthy families belonging to the Roman upper-class, Jerome was frequently commissioned by women who had taken a vow of virginity to write them in guidance of how to live their life. As a result, he spent a great deal of his life corresponding to these women about certain abstentions and lifestyle practices. These included the clothing she should wear, the interactions she should undertake and how to go about conducting herself during such interactions, and what and how she ate and drank.

St. Jerome Feast Day
St. Jerome Feast Day