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1. St Jerome was born about 342, he studied in Rome, where he was baptised. He lived for some years as a hermit in the Syrian desert, then returned to Antioch and was ordained priest by Paulinus. #StJerome Image
2. He lived in Constantinople and then in Rome, preaching asceticism, and studying. Eventually he settled in Bethlehem, where he was head of the monastery and
3. devoted himself to study. His scholarship was unparalleled in the early Church. He translated the Bible from its original tongues into Latin (the Vulgate), wrote biblical commentaries, and other works. He fought against the heresies of Arianism, Pelagianism and Origenism.
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