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Friday, September 21, 2018

St. Jerome: Overseer of Librarians, Archaeologists and Scholars

September 30th is the Feast Day for patron St. Jerome!

St. Jerome is the overseer of the following:

  • archeologists 
  • archivists 
  • Bible scholars 
  • librarians libraries 
  • schoolchildren 
  • students translators 
  • Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada Taos Indian Pueblo

He's represented by the following artifacts:

  • cardinal's hat, often on the ground or behind him--this indicates that he turned his back on the pomp of ecclesiastical life lion
  • referring to the who befriended him after he pulled a thorn from the creature’s paw 
  • man beating himself in the chest with a stone 
  • aged monk in desert 
  • aged monk with Bible 
  • aged monk writing 
  • old man with a lion 
  • skull 
  • hourglass

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