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St. Jerome was born in 347 in Stridonia. He died at the age of 73 in Bethlehem.
St. Jerome’s Feast Day is on September 30, the day of his death.
Date of canonization
The date and pope who canonized St. Jerome is unknown. It appears to have been shortly after his death.
St. Jerome was born in a wealthy Christian family. He was not baptized until 366 at the age of 19. At age 20 he was sent to study in Rome where he became fluent in Latin and Greek.
He is one of the few Fathers who appear to have received title of Saint in recognition for services rendered to Pope Damascus rather than performing miracles.
He is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Laatin and his commentaries on the Gospels.
He is recognized as a Saint and Doctor of the Church.
Jerome was known for his teachings on Christian moral life.
Patron Saint of
Symbols of St. Jerome
A Cardinals hat indicating that he turned
his back on the pomp life he had as a Cardinal
A lion because during a holy lesson, a lion strolled in with a thorn in its paw. St. Jerome tended to the lion’s wound so the lion befriended him
St. Jerome's prayer
St. Jerome Quotes
Why I Chose St. Jerome
I chose St. Jerome because he is the Patron Saint of scholars and students. I admire his devotion and his hard work because he gave up his normal life to translate the Bible himself.