Book of Saints – Eustochium – 28 September


EUSTOCHIUM (Saint) Virgin (September 28) (5th century) The third and best-loved daughter of Saint Paula, the Roman matron who followed Saint Jerome to Palestine. She joined her mother at Bethlehem and lived a saintly life with her in the nunnery founded by the latter under the guidance of Saint Jerome. Eventually she succeeded (A.D. 404) to the government of the community, and died A.D. 419. One of the finest treatises of Saint Jerome is addressed to her. She spoke Greek and Latin with equal fluency, and learned Hebrew so as to be able to chant the Psalms in the original tongue.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eustochium”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 January 2013. Web. 25 November 2020. <>