Wednesday, 30 September 2015
30th September - Jerome
Born to a rich family, he led a mis-spent youth. Studied in Rome, became a lawyer, he began his study of theology, and was converted to Christianity. Monk. He lived for years as a hermit in the Syrian deserts and stories surrounding him include Jerome drawing a thorn from a lion‘s paw; the animal staying at his side for years. He was commissioned to revise the Latin text of the Bible and produced the Latin Vulgate after 30 years of work. He lived his last 34 years in the Holy Land as a semi-recluse.
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