MEMORIAL: SEPTEMBER 30
St. Jerome was born in the 4th century in present day Croatia or Slovenia. He was a brilliant young man in linguistics and eventually made his way to Rome for his studies. During his time in Rome, he converted to Christianity and became friends with the brilliant Catholic minds of the age. While he was a staunch defender of the faith, Jerome was known for his passion and temper that would often put him at odds with other Chritians, even St. Augustine. It was a lifelong struggle for Jerome. He is most famous for translating the entire Bible into Old Latin. St. Jerome died in Bethlehem and is known as the patron saint of archeologists and Biblical scholars.