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Saint Jerome SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 - ST. JEROME (340-420) Today’s saint was commissioned by the Pope to translate the Bible into Latin, the language of the people. He spent most of his life doing so, as well as … [More]

Letter 22 to To Eustochium ((ROME, 384)
"How often, when I was living in the desert, in the vast solitude which gives to hermits a savage dwelling-place, parched by a burning sun, how often did I fancy myself among the pleasures of Rome! I used to sit alone because I was filled with bitterness. Sackcloth disfigured my unshapely limbs and my skin from long neglect had become as black as an Ethiopian's. Tears and groans were every day my portion; and … [More]