Catholic and Eastern Orthodox saint and Doctor of the Church

Jerome (/əˈrm/; Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Greek: Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος; c. 342 – c. 347 – 30 September 420), was a Christian priest, theologian and historian. He lived in the Roman Empire. He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate).[3] He is recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church, and the Church of England (Anglican Communion).

Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome
Hermit and Doctor of the Church
Bornc. 342-347
Stridon (possibly Strido Dalmatiae, on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia, located in modern Croatia)[1]
Died30 September 420 (aged c. 73-78)[2]
Bethlehem, Palaestina Prima
Venerated inCatholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodoxy
Anglican Communion
Major shrineBasilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome, Italy
Feast30 September (Latin Catholic Church)
Attributeslion, cardinal attire, cross, skull, trumpet, owl, books and writing material
Patronagearchaeologists; archivists; Bible scholars; librarians; libraries; school children; students; translators; Morong, Rizal

St Jerome in Penitence
EducationCatechetical School of Alexandria
Occupation(s)Translator, theologian and writer
Notable workThe Vulgate
De viris illustribus
Theological work
LanguageLatin and Greek language
Tradition or movementTrinitarianism
Main interestsApologetics
Notable ideasPerpetual virginity of Mary


  1. The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Volume 2. Scarecrow Press. 2010. ISBN 9780810872837. Jerome ("Hieronymus" in Latin), was born into a Christian family in Stridon, modern-day Strigova in northern Croatia.
  2. "St. Jerome (Christian scholar)". Britannica Encyclopedia. 2 February 2017. Archived from the original on 24 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. Schaff, Philip, ed. (1893). A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church. 2nd series. Vol. VI. Henry Wace. New York: The Christian Literature Company. Retrieved 2010-06-07.

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