was born to a wealthy Christian family who sent him to Rome to be
educated. While in Rome, Saint Jerome
became a priest, and Pope Damasus I asked Saint
Jerome to translate the bible from Hebrew into Latin.
This translation has come to be known as the Vulgate bible which we still
removed a thorn from a lion's foot, and the lion became Saint Jerome's
had a hot temper and was difficult to get along with. He was
tactless, outspoken, satirical, and vindictive. As examples, Saint Jerome was in conflict with the bishop
of Jerusalem, and Saint Jerome was
forced to leave Rome after his protector, Pope Damasus I, died,
because he had made so many enemies by his thoughtless words.
Jerome left Rome, he went to Palestine and lived his last
34 years in Bethlehem
until his death in the year 420.
feast day is September 30.
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