Book of Saints – Jerome Aemiliani

Saint Jerome EmilianiArticle

(Hieronymus) (February 8) (Saint) (16th century) The Founder of a Congregation of Regular Clerks, vowed to the care of orphan children, and known as Somaschi, from the little town in the Venetian territory where they began their work of charity, Saint Jerome, born at Venice of noble parents, in his youth served in the army of the Republic. Taken prisoner, he was miraculously set free after having had recourse to the intercession of Our Blessed Lady. He then gave himself up wholly to exercises of piety and to works of charity, in which he persevered to the day of his holy death (February 8, A.D. 1537), he being then in his fifty-seventh year. He died of a contagious malady caught while tending the sick. His Order was approved by Pope Saint Pius V, and he himself was canonized by Pope Clement XIII, who appointed July 20 as his Festival Day.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Jerome Aemiliani”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2018. Web. 16 February 2019. <>