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.


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


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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