Saint Jerome

Illustration of St. Jerome from the Worms Bible
Illustration of St. Jerome from the Worms Bible. Public Domain

Saint Jerome was also known as:

Eusebius Hieronymus (Latin); Sophronius (pseudonym)

Saint Jerome was known for:

his Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate edition. Jerome is an important scholar of the early Church and wrote extensively on theological topics. He is the patron saint of librarians and translators.

Occupations:

Monastic
Teacher
Writer & Scholar

Places of Residence and Influence:

Europe: Slovenia
Africa: Palestine
Italy

Important Dates:

Born: c. 347
Died: Sept. 30, 419 or 420

Quotation from Saint Jerome:

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, "Why do you not practice what you preach?"
-- Letters

More quotations from Jerome

About Saint Jerome:

Jerome was a significant scholar of the early Church, and is best known for his Latin translation of the Bible. Throughout his long life he traveled widely, became a hermit, was ordained a priest, and served as secretary to Pope Damasus. He wrote voluminously on many theological topics, taught classes for women, and established a monastery at Bethlehem. Jerome would later become a popular subject for late medieval and Renaissance art.

For more about Saint Jerome's life and work, read his Concise Biography.

More Saint Jerome Resources:

Concise Biography of Saint Jerome
Quotations by Saint Jerome
Image of Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome on the Web

Catholic Encyclopedia: Saint Jerome
Extensive overview of Jerome's life and writings by Louis Saltet.

Hagiography
Monasticism

 

Who's Who Directories:

Chronological Index

Geographical Index

Index by Profession, Achievement, or Role in Society

 

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