St. Jerome was born in 347 A.D. He became a Christian in his late teens.He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin. His translation is called the Vulgate. He is considered a Doctor of the Church for his efforts in spreading the Word of God.
His feast day is September 30.
Patron Saint of …
He is the patron saint of archaeologists, Bible scholars, librarians, school children, and translators.
Daily Mass Readings for the Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Readings for the Memorial may also be taken from may also be taken from the Common of Doctors of the Church or the Common of Pastors.
- First Reading – 2 Timothy 3:14-17: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 119: “Lord, teach me your statutes.”
- Gospel – Matthew 13:47-52: “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the Kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”
This lovely book of the saints includes a section on St. Jerome.
Quotes from St. Jerome
Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
Learn to appreciate the Word of God by praying with scripture using a method known as Lectio Divina or “Divine Reading”.
The title of this apostolic letter means “Devotion to Sacred Scripture”. It was written by Pope Francis on the 1600th anniversary of the death of this saint and it gives much background about him.