St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church

Today is the Feast of St. Jerome, the Church’s greatest Doctor of the Scriptures.  Here are some photos of his cave in Bethlehem.

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“Formerly the place of St. Jerome, priest and Doctor of the Church”

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The altar in St. Jerome’s cave

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St. Jerome was a favorite of other Doctors of the Church, including St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Robert Bellarmine.  One of his most popular quotes is: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  It is said that he is buried somewhere in the walls of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

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