A Blessed Feast of St. Jerome to all

Today commemorates the death (or birth into eternal life, if you prefer) of St. Jerome, Biblical scholar and Doctor of the Church. Best know for his translation of the entire Bible into the common language of Latin (a.k.a. the Vulgate) from the Hebrew and Greek, he is also known for his Scripture commentaries and his feisty temper. He is the patron saint of archaeologists, librarians, Biblical scholars, translators, and students.

(Saint Jerome in His Study, by Niccolò Antonio Colantonio c. 1445–46, depicts Jerome’s removal of a thorn from a lion’s paw. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colantonio,_Jerome_in_his_Study.jpg)

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