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7.6 Who's the patron saint of librarians?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

7.6 Who's the patron saint of librarians?

It's St. Jerome, born at Stridon, a town on the confines of Dalmatia
and Pannonia, about the year 340-2. He died in Bethlehem, September,
30 420. Pope Damasus had selected Jerome to make a new Latin
translation of the Greek New Testament. Jerome later expanded his
assignment to include the Old Testament, which he translated from the
Hebrew.
For online biographical information (and portraits):

Catholic Encyclopedia http://www.knight.org/advent/cathen/08341a.htm

Saint Jerome's House http://members.aol.com/DWFrancis/sjh.html

 

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