Jerome, Priest & Monk of Bethlehem

September 30, 2015 all-day

Wednesday is our day of enclosure. Please join us another day for worship.

Jerome was the foremost biblical scholar of the ancient Church. His greatest achievement was the translation of the entire Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek texts into Latin, known as the Vulgate version. Jerome was born in northern Italy in 347 and became a Christian during his student days in Rome. He was secretary to the Pope, spiritual director of many of the Roman noble women and established a monastery in Bethlehem where he died in 420. His irascible disposition and extravagant promotion of asceticism involved him in many bitter theological controversies.