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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Saint Jerome. Priest. Confessor And Doctor. Feast Day 30 September.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Jerome.
Priest, Confessor and Doctor.
Feast Day 30 September.


White Vestments.

English: Lowest row of Panels of a Stained-Glass Window, created circa 1520, in the Nave of the Church of Notre-Dame, Carentan, France, displaying four Doctors of The Church.
Français: Église Notre-Dame, Carentan, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France.
Photo: 24 August 2014.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Jerome was born at Stridon, in Dalmatia, and was Baptised in Rome. He was educated at a School held by very distinguished Professors. Ordained Priest, he retired into a Monastery Founded by two great Roman ladies, Saint Paula and Saint Eustochium, at Bethlehem, near The Crib in which Our Lord was born.

Mortifying himself by perpetual abstinence, and devoting himself to meditation of The Scriptures (Gradual), he spent days and nights in study and writing. It is he who fixed the Latin Text in The Translation known as The Vulgate, which The Church adopted as the Official Translation of The Bible.

He died in 420 A.D., and his body rests in Rome in the Church of Saint Mary Major.

Mass: In médio.

English: Saint Jerome depicted in the Stained-Glass Window of
The Chapel of The Finding of The Cross, Dillingen, Bavaria, Germany.
Made by Franz Xaver Zettler, Munich, 1911.
Deutsch: Katholische Kreuzauffindungskapelle, Hauskapelle der Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung in Bayern (ehemalige Kapelle des Priesterseminars) in Dillingen an der Donau (Bayern) von 1911, Glasfenster von Franz Xaver Zettler in München (1911), 
Darstellung:hl. Hieronymus; Inschrift: S. HIERONYMUS IN EREMO MEDIATUR;
Photo: 14 May 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: GFreihalter.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia.

Saint Jerome (Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Greek: Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος; circa 347 A.D. – 30 September 420 A.D.) was a Catholic Priest, Confessor, Theologian and Historian, who also became a Doctor of The Church. He was the son of Eusebius, born at Stridon, an Illyrian village on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia.

He is best known for his translation of most of The Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as The Vulgate), and his Commentaries on The Gospels. His list of writings is extensive. Known as the “Protégé” of Pope Damasus I, who died in December of 384 A.D., Jerome was known for his teachings on Christian moral life, especially to those living in cosmopolitan centres such as Rome.

In many cases, he focused his attention on the lives of women and identified how a woman, devoted to Jesus Christ, should live her life. This focus stemmed from his close Patron relationships with several prominent female ascetics, who were members of affluent Roman “Senatorial Families”.

He is recognised as a Saint by The Roman Catholic Church, The Eastern Orthodox Church, The Lutheran Church, and The Church of England (Anglican Communion).

His Feast Day is 30 September.



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