Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ex Martyrologio

In Béthlehem Judæ deposítio sancti Hierónymi Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, qui, ómnium stúdia litterárum adéptus ac probatórum Monachórum imitátor factus, multa hæresum monstra gládio suæ doctrínæ confódit; demum, cum ad decrépitam usque vixísset ætátem, in pace quiévit, sepultúsque est ad Præsépe Dómini.  Ejus corpus, póstea Romam delátum, in Basílica sanctæ Maríæ Majóris cónditum fuit.
In Bethlehem of Juda, the death of St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church.  Excelling in all kinds of learning, he imitated the life of the most approved monks, and disposed of many monstrous heresies with the sword of his doctrine.  Having at length reached a very advanced age, he rested in peace and was buried near the manger of our Lord.  His body was afterwards transferred to Rome, and placed in the basilica of St. Mary Major.

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