Saint Eustochium



Daughter of Saint Paula of Rome and Roman senator Toxotius. Sister of Saint Blaesilla. Spiritual student of Saint Jerome in 382. Made a personal vow of perpetual virginity. Spoke Latin and Greek, and could read Hebrew. Travelled with Paula and Jerome to the Holy Land where she helped with the Vulgate Bible translation, working as Jerome‘s housekeeper, reading and writing for him when his eyesight began to fail. When Paula died in 404, Eustochium took over the spiritual direction of three women‘s communities formerly guided by her mother.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eustochium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>