Bethlehem, Palaestina, Prima
September 30 (Western Christianity)
June 15 (Eastern Christianity)
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox,
Anglican Communion, Lutheran Churches,
Patron Saint of:
Archeologists, librarians, archivists,
Bible scholars, translators, libraries,
school children, and students
Prayer to St. Jerome For Insight
Through your anger and confrontations
you remind us that we all have a duty
to confront others from time to time.
You also remind us that we have a duty
to examine ourselves and confront our
own weaknesses and harmful behaviors.
Your life teaches that I must accept
others for who they are.
You taught of the danger of self-righteousness;
of the importance of reflecting upon
one of Jesus' most insightful teachings:
"Let the man who has no sin on
his conscience throw the first stone."
In the light of your teachings, Saint Jerome,
help me to see my own self clearly.
Help me to confront my own biases and
to act to change others only out of love.
If I see that I have the duty to confront another,
I ask you to be with me during those necessary
but unpleasant moments of confrontation.
Help me to remember that love alone
can make changes for the good.
Prayer Of Saint Jerome
For Christ’s Mercy
O Lord, show Your mercy to me
And gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
Who was overtaken by robbers,
Wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan,
Come to my aid.
I am like the sheep that went astray
O Good Shepherd,
Seek me out and bring me home
In accord with Your will
Let me dwell in Your house
All the days of my life
And praise You for ever and ever
With those who are there.