September 30, 2000
Saint Jerome Feast of
Saint Jerome,
Doctor of the Church
volume 11, no. 186
September 30, 2000
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Feast of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

St. Jerome   Today is the Feast of the great Doctor of the Church, Saint Jerome, the 4th century scholar who, at the urging of Pope Damasus, translated the entire bible from Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic into the language of the Church - Latin. To him we attribute the Latin Vulgate Bible. Jerome was given another gift, that of being able to express the Word in the simplest and most meaningful way and honing in even more on the true essence of all that was written by the prophets and evangelists. Within a short time the people were able to read and understand the "Good News" of the New Testament. This played a major role in the people rejecting the heresy of Arianism in the West for they could now read first hand the truth. For more on St. Jerome as well as the liturgy for Sunday's Mass and the traditional Feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, see DAILY LITURGY.

Today we proclaim You wise and wonderful because You have revealed Your loving design by making Your word known. Through Your grace St. Jerome penetrated Your Divine Revelation so profoundly that from this treasure he could dispense the old and the new wisdom, thus prompting us by his example to seek constantly in the sacred pages Christ, Your living Word.

Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring Saint Jerome.


    First Reading: Ecclesiastes 11: 9-10; 12: 1-8
    Psalms: Psalm 90: 3-6, 12-14, 17
    Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 43-45

Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"And all were astounded by the majesty of God. But while all marvelled at all the things that he was doing, He said to His disciples, 'Store up these words in your minds: the Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of men.' But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they might not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying."

Luke 9: 44-45

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      Saint Therese of Lisieux    Today is the 103rd anniversary of the passing into Heaven of the Little Flower Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Tuberculosis took her life at the age of 24. Even though her feast day is celebrated tomorrow, she died on September 30, 1897. One hundred years later Pope John Paul II elevated her to the status of being only the third woman Doctor of the Church, adding her to the rolls with Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Teresa of Avila. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenOur memories will tell all someday

       They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

      "Hidden in this retentive power of memory may also be the basis of what will be our final judgment, for what is memory but an infallible autobiography? As at the end of the day the businessman takes out of the cash register a record of all the debits and the credits, so at the end of life the memory offers the basis of how we shall be judged. As Coleridge put it: 'And this perchance is the dread book of judgment, in whose mysterious hieroglyphics every idle word is recorded. Yes, in the very nature of a living spirit, it may be more possible that Heaven and earth should pass away than that a single act, a single thought, should be loosened from that living chain of causes, to all those links, conscious or unconscious, the free will, our own absolute self, is coextensive and co-present.'"
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    1 FRIDAY     no. 185
    September 25
    Saints. Michael, Gabriel
    and Raphael, Archangels

    2 SATURDAY     no. 186
    September 30
    Saint Jerome
    Doctor of the Church

    3 SUNDAY     no. 180
    October 1
    26th SUNDAY
    St. Therese of Lisieux
    4 MONDAY     no. 188
    October 2
    Feast of the
    Guardian Angels

    5 TUESDAY     no. 189
    October 3
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 190
    October 4
    Feast of Saint
    Francis of Assisi

    7 THURSDAY     no. 191
    October 5
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

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