Saint for the Day - September 30 - St. Jerome
St. Jerome, born in
Dalmatia, in 329, 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
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 Catholic world.
Saint for the Day - St. Jerome
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"To know," says St. Basil, "how
to submit thyself with thy whole
soul, is to know how to imitate
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