Book of Saints – Saint Jerome

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Jerome; 19th century by F X Zettler, Munich, Germany; parish church of Saint Alban, Gutenzell-Hürbel, Biberach, Germany; photographed in January 2015 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

September 30

Jerome, born in Dalmatia, was sent to school at Rome. He visited foreign countries, devoted himself to the sciences and finally became a lawyer.

For a time Jerome lived a worldly life, but later he was baptized at Rome.

Jerome became a priest at Antioch. He went to Palestine and joined a monastery at Bethlehem. He translated the Bible into Latin, which was to be his noblest work.

For thirty years Jerome wrote many books, especially about Holy Scripture. He spent the last 34 years of his life in the Holy Land.

Jerome is called a Father and Doctor of the Latin Church and “the man of the Bible.”

When he died in the year 420, his body was buried at Bethlehem and later removed to Rome.

MLA Citation

  • Father Lawrence George Lovasik, S.V.D.. “Saint Jerome”. Book of Saints. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 January 2019. Web. 23 January 2019. <>