Library Open to Visitors

We are open to community patrons, though our outside doors remain locked. Please call the library office to arrange a visit, 414-858-4995. Outside visitors are asked to wear masks in the library. Check out our new copy of the St. John’s Bible, on display near the Reference Shelves, given in memory of Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ.

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)