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Saint Jerome
September 28, 2018
by staff
Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome was born to Christian parents at Stridon, a town on the confines of what is now Croatia, about the year 340, and died in Bethlehem on September 30, 420. He was a hermit, priest, and a master of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Chaldaic. He went to Rome, probably around the year 360, where he was baptized and became interested in ecclesiastical matters.  After many travels, and after returning to Rome and serving as secretary to Pope St Damasus, St Jerome moved to Bethlehem where he and a group of his followers, under his direction, translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into the Latin masterpiece known as the Vulgate.