Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
St. Jerome was born in Eastern Europe around 345. His Christian family sent him to Rome at age twelve for a good education. He studied there until he was twenty. Then he & his friends lived in a small monastery for three years, until the group dissolved. Jerome set out for Palestine, but when he reached Antioch, he fell seriously ill. He dreamt one night that he was taken before the judgment seat or God & condemned for being a heretic. This dream made a deep impression on him. He studied Scripture under the Greek theologian (St.) Gregory Nazianzen (2 January). Pope (St.) Damasus (I, 11 December) summoned him to Rome & had him translate the Bible into Latin, a thirty-year task. His translation, called the Vulgate, became the official text of the Catholic Church.'Tis also the feast of Saint Simon of Crépy, Hermit (circa 1047-1082): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Job, chapter thirty-eight, verses one & twelve thru twenty-one & chapter forty, verses three, four, & five;
Psalm One Hundred Thirty-nine, verses one, two, three, seven thru ten, thirteen, & fourteen(a,b);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter ten, verses thirteen thru sixteen;
or, for St. Jerome:
The Second Letter to Timothy, chapter three, verses fourteen thru seventeen;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verse twelve;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses forty-seven thru fifty-two.
Commentary: A hybrid selection of Scripture was read at the lunchtime Mass at St. Matt's downtown, the weekday First Reading & Psalm accompanied by the Gospel for St. Jerome's Memorial.